During my most recent trip to Naples, Italy I finally made it up the hill to visit the Castle Sant’Elmo only to find it was not open in the evenings, and was closed the following day. But at least the view was worth it. It was also my first trip up to Vomero, riding the funicolare. Vomero has a distinctly different feel from the historical center and the Spanish Quarter.
After a dinner of fried pizza washed down by a Ceres, a little gelato, and some people watching, I was chased back to my hotel by a heavy storm. If you’re ever in Naples, I think Vomero is worth a trip – especially if the Centro Storico isn’t what you pictured in your mind prior to visiting Napoli. For me, the city is best represented in black & white on film.
Looking towards Catel Sant’Elmo from Centro Storico
Hustle and bustle of via Toledo
Memorial flowers for a little boy killed by falling debris from Galleria Umberto
Almost half a block of flowers, cards, and hand written sorrows
Bouquet of flowers laid near the tragic spot.
Another stairway heading off in a crazy dirction
Scooters reign in Napoli!
Vomero – near the funicolare station
Vomero is a little cleaner, a little wider in some areas…easier to double park. 🙂
Some space between buildings!
After several trips to Napoli, I finally had time to make it to Sant’Elmo! But it was closed….
Turned away at Sant’Elmo, I head towards San Martino….
I love this building!
Certosa di San Martino
Piazza at San Martino
Another view from the overlook – you cans ee the Galleria Umberto – the dome just right of center near the bottom edge….
Somewhere in Vomero…
Winding my way back to the heart of Vomero…
Center piazza was packed with cafe’s and gelaterias!