This is an account of our family trip to Rome and Naples in the summer of 2001. Our children A and Z were eight and six years old, respectively. Like many of my travel notes, it is intended primarily as an aid to memory for us; it tends to reflect our peculiar obsessions and convictions, and may or may not be of use or interest to anyone else. I have tried to spell Italian words correcly but left off all accents; hopefully this is not confusing. Total length is about 40,000 words. Notes were taken on site with a Newton MessagePad 2100 and portable keyboard. Minimal HTML conversion was done by hand.
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July 7: arrival, Piazza Navona, La Focaccia, Pantheon, Trastevere
July 8: Republican temples, Capitoline Hill, Forum, Via dei Fori Imperiali, Isola Tiberina, La Tana di Noantri, St. Peter's, Campo dei Fiori, La Carbonara, Tre Scalini
July 9: Villa Farnese, Santa Cecilia, Panificio La Renella, Pasquino, Sant'Andrea della Valle, Da Baffetto
July 10: Termini, Africa, Museo Nazionale Romano, Quirinale, Giolitti, Pantheon, Gesu, Sant'Ignazio, Temple of Hadrian, Romolo nel Giardino della Fornarina
July 11: Forum, Colosseum, Palatine, Da Giggetto, Ivo
July 12:San Cosimato, Palazzo Altemps, Spanish Steps, Gelateria di San Crispino, Palazzo Barberini, Grappolo d'Oro
July 13:Baths of Diocletian, Baths of Caracalla, Perilli, Volpetti, San Francesco di Ripa
July 14: Forum, Trajan's Markets, Crypta Balbi, Il Pompiere, Capitoline museums, Pascucci.
July 15: Ostia Antica, La Montecarlo.
July 16: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel.
July 17:Campo dei Fiori, Galleria Borghese, Gafe degli Arti, Villa Giulia, Ai Marmi.
July 18: Domus Aurea, San Clemente, Hostaria Nerone, Auditorium of Maecenas, La Tana di Noantri
July 19:EUR, Museo della Civilta Romana, Testaccio market, Volpetti Piu, Monte Testaccio, San Pietro in Montorio, Tempietto, Da Lucia.
July 20: Tazza d'Oro, Sant'Ivo, San Luigi dei Francesi, Sant'Agostino, Due Collone, Bar Sant'Eustache, Palazzo Venezia, Caravaggio, Cloaca Maxima, Piazzale Aurelio, Passegiata di Gianicolo, Antico Arco
July 21: Termini, train to Napoli, Santa Chiara, Montesanto market, Via Toledo, Galleria Umberto I, Piazza Plebiscito, Castel dell'Ovo, Canta Napoli
July 22:Spaccanapoli, Duomo, Pozzuoli, Solfatera, amphiteatre, Temple of Serapis, Rione Terra, Via Santa Lucia
July 23: Archaeological Museum, Secret Cabinet, Posillipo.
July 24: Herculaneum, Masaniello
July 25:Gambrinus, Via Chiaia, Vomerao, Castel Sant'Elmo, Ciro a Mergellina, Museo di Capodimonte.
July 26: Benevento, Lombardia a Santa Chiara.
July 27: Pompeii, Taverna dell'Arte
July 28:Gesu Nuovo, Santa Chiara, Via S. Gregorio Armano, da Carmine, Ciro a Santa Brigida
July 29: Train to Rome, walk in Rome, departure.