|Castle Nuevo - built 1279 - on water in Naples|
|Castle Nuevo from our hotel roof|
|Mt Vesuvius from our hotel|
|Lulu and the telescope on our roof|
And of the best things about being retired is Monday mornings. While everyone is busy washing up and going to work - the world is our oyster.
Our flight home to Berlin was schedule for 2 PM - so we made a relaxing meander toward the airport. Our first stop was the city hall directly behind our hotel. In front of city hall was the Castle Nuevo.
Castle Nuevo means new castle. Ironically - it was built in 1279 - not too new anymore. Everyone knows about Christopher Columbus sailing to America under the flag of Spain. But his home was in Genoa Italy - and many times he visited this castle.
In 1294 - Pope Boniface VIII was elected in this castle.
|Fountain in front of City Hall from roof|
|City Hall - upper right corner see our hotel roof|
We loved surveying the city from the roof top of our Renaissance Hotel. Our breakfast restaurant was up there and it included a high powered telescope.
From the Castle Nuevo - we took a $4 bus directly to the airport - arriving very early. It was a beautiful sunny day as we left Italy - our easyJet ascended into the clouds. At 4 PM - we dropped through a heavy overcast into a rain laced foggy mix at Berlin Schoenfeld Airport. Our train to the apartment was free - if you do not count the cost of our monthly pass. We were in our apartment by 4 PM - tired but really happy about our 4 days excursion.
Total 4 day cost -
easy jet $190
trains cabs $60
total - $730
|Entering rear of easyJet|
|Some easyJet flights are as little as $10 -|
check the prices at easy jet.com
|The long red roofs are Garibaldi Station|
where our train went to Pompeii
|Schonefeld Airport in Berlin - we landed here -|
took the train home