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Napoli Part 5 - Our last half day in Napoli


On our last day in Napoli we had a bit of a lazy morning then headed to the Duomo to check out the blood of San Gennaro. We hadn't done that yet and since it is only on display for a few days after the festival we didn't want to miss it. 
 
 
The room where they keep the blood had all of the metal statues that were paraded through the street during the festival.



 
The blood is in the gold thing. Really it is in the top circle part. 

 

 
They had people standing guard over the alter with the blood. 

 

 

 

 
We came at the perfect time. Right as we were going to leave the priest came in, took the blood container from the gold thing it was housed in, stood at the front of the alter and people lined up to kiss the blood container. Before each person the priest would move the blood around so you could see it really was liquid. 

 
An accidental photo, but I like it. 

 
 After we went to the Duomo we got some lunch then headed down to the waterfront passing by Castel Nuovo. It was sunny and hot, but so beautiful. 

 
This park is down by the water, but was always empty. It reminded me of the Fun Forest at Seattle Center. 

 

 

 

 

 
People hanging out on the rocks and the boats they used to get there. They were not far off shore, but you would have to swim to get to them otherwise. 

 
There were a lot of these signs made into different things. I didn't get photos of most, but I enjoyed them. 

 

 
We walked by here and we couldn't figure out what this was or why it was just there, though I just looked it up and it is Monte Echia which has some archeological finds.   

 
Then we went to check out the egg castle (Castel dell'Ovo) which was free to wander around in. It is on an island with some restaurants and such. There were kids along the bridge jumping off into the water while we were walking by. 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Looking down at the water from the top of the castle.

 








 

 
After exploring the castle we found some shade by the waterfront and had a break. 

 



 
Then finally headed back towards the bus stop for the airport. 

 
Along the way we finally got some granita's since it was finally hot enough when we went by places that sold them. Not quite what I was expecting as they are sooo sugary I wouldn't be able to drink a lot of them. Then off to the bus stop where we actually got a taxi with some other people for the same price as the bus. Not to shabby. Really it was a great trip. I loved Naples so so much and we are going to have to explore more of Southern Italy! 



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