Travel Series: Naples

Naples. Our final night in Italy. It was really bittersweet, to be completely honest. We were ready to leave at this point, but obviously it’s tough to leave a place that’s so beautiful.

Compared to our usual busy days, this day was pretty chill. We started with a short drive from Salerno to Naples, with beautiful coastal views accompanying us the whole way. When we got there, we took a walk across the city to Cappella Sansevero. This church houses the almost 400-year-old sculpture of the Veiled Christ. It’s absolutely astonishing, seeing a sculpture that looks like soft cloth, made entirely of stone. There are several sculptures, looking so real that it seems as though the people under the veils could stand right up and walk away. Also in the church is a section filled with anatomical models of human body systems. They are rather astonishing, just how accurate they are, especially when you consider how old they are.

After the church, we made our way to Piazza del Plebiscito and Galleria Umberto. We explored for a while, but we were just about museum-ed out, so we didn’t end up staying in the city all that long. It was a beautiful place, but we didn’t spend quite long enough there to appreciate it.

We made our way back to Salerno for our last night. We had some of the best food of the whole trip, which made for a fantastic conclusion to our trip of a lifetime.

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I managed to drag my adorable, pink, floppy hat across the Italian countryside, but once we got to the airport in Rome for our short layover, I lost the hat in an airport convenience store. I’m still pretty disappointed over that one.

I’m still shocked that I had the opportunity to take such an amazing trip, and to experience all of it with my sister, my best friend, was just the icing on the cake. It’s been amazing to get to relive my trip through these posts. I hope all of you enjoyed. I can’t wait for my next travel adventure, and I can’t wait to share it with all of you.

Stay tuned for more updates,

xoxo, second sister suzie

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