Capri & Rome – Day Nine

The timeline for this post begins at midnight on Thursday morning.  That’s when I woke up to the smell of smoke in our hotel room. Turns out…it was John’s fault! He put a towel over a light so that he could read without bothering me and it caught fire! Here is John with the burned towel! I was so angry with him! That was an expensive towel! LOL!

Sigh.  I guess I should be glad that we lived through this ordeal! Later in the morning we had breakfast poolside.

What a meal! After breakfast we got ready for a walk into downtown (more shopping) and then for a long walk along a part of the island that we had not seen yet.  After we reached the halfway point of our journey (3 hours later), we stopped to have lunch. We ate lunch at a restaurant that was recommended by Francesco (our tour guide for Pompeii and the hike).  It did not disappoint.  I had the grilled mozzarella as an appetizer.

It was even better than I expected. Crispy on the outside, yet tender on the inside.  For my entrée, I ordered the spaghetti with olive oil and garlic. 

Ah-ma-zing! Truly! After lunch, we continued our walk, this time on gorgeous paths along the water.

Although the walk was long and challenging, the views made it all worthwhile.  Capri is such a beautiful island! Before long, we boarded a very large ship for the water transfer to Naples (50 minutes) then high-speed train back to Rome.  20 minutes from Rome our train broke down. Seriously.  We sat on the track for an hour before they sent another train to us.  Problem…the other train had people on it.  This meant we had to squeeze on in the aisles.  Oy! We arrived in Rome 2 hours later than expected.  When we checked into the hotel, however, our luck changed.  Our hotel upgraded us to a p-i-m-p suite (more on this later) and guided us to a fantastic restaurant where we had a fabulous dinner.

Now, I’m off to bed. We are going to the Vatican tomorrow and I’d like to look good for the Bug Guy! 😉

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