Marcus Travel Journal
2024 - Napoli, Nola and area
We start our trip arriving in Rome and then driving to Nola, just outside of Naples. Naples, the capital of the Region is exciting and we were there last year. For this visit we will be outside of Naples and Casserta.
Nola was established by the Romans and is where Emperor Augustus died. After the Roman Empire fell there were some rough times. It was sacked a couple of times. In the 13th Century Sicily captured the town. Aside from being conquered, earthquakes damaged Nola in the 15th and 16th Centuries.
The cathedral was restored in 1866 and 1870. The former convent of the Capuchins is located just outside of the centre of the city and has the remains of a church built by St. Pauilinus in the 4th century.
In the town is the Museo Archeologico dell'Antica Nola which has a high rating on Trip Advisor. We are not staying here for this particular town, more for its location to various areas we want to visit.
There are frequent trains from Nola to Napoli, tickets are as little as 5 Euros for the one hour ride.
Naples is an exciting city and I am lookin forward to returning. Beautiful architecture and an authentic feel.
When visiting Naples, don't expect manicured streets. This is a city where people live, the streets are an extension of their living rooms. The street show the wear and tear of life.
More information and photos of Naplesd are included on summary of out 2023 visit to Naples.
CASA DELLA PENNA DI BAVA VINCENZO
C.so Umberto I°, 88
80138 Napoli Italy