Napoli

May 04, 2013-GiroCavSprint-6348

Giro d’Italia

The Giro d’Italia is an annual multi-stage cycling race that takes place in Italy.  Similar to the Tour de France, the race is comprised of 21 stages that take place over 23 days, making it one of the Grand Tours.  This year’s Giro will travel around Italy in a counter clockwise fashion, going south, traveling […]

February 22, 2013-PiazzadelPlebiscito-1712

Piazza del Plebiscito

This is the San Francesco di Paola, a Roman church very reminiscent of the Pantheon.  The church itself was completed near the beginning of the 19th century.  In front of the church is the Piazza del Plebiscito, an almost ghostly feeling square that was vacant at the time of this shot.  It is the largest square […]

February 23, 2013-NapoliWaterfront-1764-2

Mediterranean

A break in the rain.  On our way to the tram along the Mediterranean.  The Castel dell’Ovo, or Egg Castle, with Vesuvius to it’s left. (More photos of Napoli coming this week as well!) _____________________________ Day 2 in Napoli brought some… dryer weather.   For at least a few hours!  We made around way around […]

February 22, 2013-NapoliRain-1629

Napoli

Napoli, or Naples, is a town that unfortunately has set a reputation for it’s crime and scandals.  The city itself is one of the oldest cities in the world.  The city has been home to numerous empires and got its name from the ancient Greeks as Neapolis, or “New City.”  As I will discuss in […]