My new husband and I arrive in Naples, Italy on a bright, beautiful day. We see several people hopping into taxes, but we figure we’ll try the subway. We’re worldly people. We can handle public transportation. The plan is to take the subway to the main train station. Then we’ll hop on a train and head to Pompeii. At the end of the docks is a map of the surrounding area. After regarding the the map we take off in the direction of the subway. No wait, it’s that way. No, it’s definitely this way. We walk past the sign roughly one hundred times. Finally heading in the, for sure, right direction, we’re on our way. We got this!
Our first port was Messina (Sicily), Italy. We decided to skip the offered excursions and explored the city on our own. We strolled for a few hours, snapping photos along the way, then ducked into a nice Italian man’s cafe for cappuccinos. I love the sidewalk cafes of Europe–the people watching, the slow leisurely pace. There is something very serene about sipping a coffee in a faraway place.