We flew from Vancouver to Rome. Caught the train from Fiumicino Airport to Termi in Rome, and then the Frecciarossa high speed train from Rome to Naples. It travels at speeds up to 300 km/hour and makes the trip in one hour and eight minutes. Not bad.
Vancouver to Toronto went fine, in Toronto we had to wait for a replacement plane, which meant we were late getting to Rome, which of course means all those Internet tickets purchased are of no value. The best deals you find on train travel, are good, but they are non-refundable.
Jet-lag aside, we get new tickets, make on high speed train and contact the driver we had hired to take us from Naples to Amalfi.
Arriving at the Hotel Villa San Michele, for us, is like arriving home. We have stayed here so many years we know the owners and staff all very well. A bottle of wine was in our Rome, and in not time, we were at home.
We left Amalfi and travelled to Naples. Glenn had another visit with the folks at Delta Pen. We had last visited the company 2012. The Vancouver Pen Club is planning to have Delta produce an exclusive pen for the club.
We had our driver drop us off at the factory. They showed up some of their initiatives, we met with the Owners of the company. Then we went for lunch with Salvatore and Francesca at a restaurant in Naples. Great day, great people.
A short walk about the town in the evening, and then the next day we would leave for Rome.
We had been to Naples before so there was no pressure to visit specific sights.
But it seemed that every building I wanted to photograph was behind scaffolding. There was a lot of reconstruction work going on.