left Italy

CR and KN Williams
Fri 15 Jul 2016 11:24

40.37N 14.38E

Thursday 26th May, 2016

Leaving the mainland of Italy via the bay of Naples; next stop hopefully Sardinia

I found Italian food rather disappointing, unless you like pizzia (which I don’t) the rest is rather dreary.
The women are either fat or scowling (or both), and the men seriously unhelpful.
No wonder they and the Greeks are in such financial trouble, they are so lazy the result is inevitable.
They say they are open 09:00 to 13:00 and then from 17:00 to 20:00 ; reality is 10:00 to 11:00 and 18:30 to 19:00.
They’re very nice but useless. We tried to go to Pompeii by train but sadly they were on strike so we went by bus which was fine. Pompeii itself was not just a pile of ancient rocks ½ way up a mountain and quite good really, fortunately our guide was cardiac cripple and walked very slowly. His knowledge was bit shorter than of his mouth, but nonetheless quite brief.

In Salerno there are hundreds of restaurants mostly the same but on our last night we  fell into another a crap “pizza”  place just outside the marina which in fact had live Scottish lobster and langoustine (nearly dead) which were superb. I had 3 large langoustines and C declined the lobster in favour of squid and octopus; wish we had been there earlier.