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Napoli Part 5 - Our last half day in Napoli

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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 b…

Napoli Part 4: Mt Vesuvius

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Vesuvius as seen from our roof terrace. We woke up our last full day in Napoli with the mountain hidden in clouds. We were hoping they would burn off and we would be able to go explore and luckily they did.


You take the train towards Ercolano and then catch a bus most of the way up the mountain. It took forever for the bus to come and take us up there. It was a sunny, hot, and busy Sunday. The way it works is you buy the ticket, the bus takes you up there, you have 90 minutes to explore then the same bus takes you back to the train station. Really we had almost 2 hours up there which was the perfect amount of time to walk along the trail as far as we could, eat some lunch we had packed, and walk back taking photos along the way. It was sunny and hot, but I enjoyed it. Lots of photos of the rocks up there, the crater, and the views ahead.
Lots of people up there.
Looking back at Napoli





Napoli
Towards the end of the land is Sorrento and to the right the island of Capri - next time …