We slept early at about 11 so that we could catch the train early to reach the coast in time to enjoy. We woke up, had breakfast with Valeria, our Airbnb host, and headed out. From Vanvitelli Metro, we boarded the metro in the opposite direction of the previous day i.e. towards Garibaldi station as this metro station is exactly in front of Stazione Napoli Centrale.I had forgotten to write about validating the ticket in my previous posts so I’ll cover it now. Anywhere you buy a ticket in Italy, it needs to be validated. Validation is nothing but a time and date stamp on the ticket which shows when it started to be in use. 90 minutes ticket will expire in 90 mins after the time stamp hence you have to buy a new one. Validating machine in metros is placed before you go underground through the elevator to catch the train. You insert the ticket in the machine and it comes out validated from the other side. In buses, the machine is placed inside the bus. The fine for not validating a ticket is 250 euros, so once caught will drastically change your budget. Be very careful!
Well, where was I? Ok, following the same route as the first day we reached Vanvitelli metro station. We got familiar with the metro system by this time. Go underground, take your ticket from the counter or the machine, and board the train. As simple as that. Our plan was to explore the forts and palace today. Naples dates back to approximately 12,000 years. It was even inhabited during the stone age. It has been ruled by Greeks as well. The city is situated near the sea. So it is certain that there would be old forts lining the ocean to guard the city. When the history of a city dates back to many centuries, you have got to be intrigued by its beauty. There is a whole old tunnel and aqueduct system that runs through underground the city which has been preserved as it is and can be seen as a part of a tour.