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Value Added Tax (VAT), is added to most purchases. Visitors who NOTES spend over a certain amount may be entitled to re-claim some or all © 2010 of…
Value Added Tax (VAT), is added to most purchases. Visitors who NOTES spend over a certain amount may be entitled to re-claim some or all © 2010 of the tax paid, however, regulations and conditions governing the F R A N C E refund of VAT are subject to change and RCCL cannot guarantee the cooperation of local authorities. Naples - Capri, Italy LOCAL CURRENCY The unit of currency in this port of call Naples n S e a a n e a is the euro. There are 8 euro coins denominated in 2 and 1 euros, M e d i t e r r along with 50, 20, 10, 5, 2, and 1 cent pieces. Every euro coin car- ries a common European face. On the obverse, each Member State A L G E R I A decorates the coins with their own motifs. No matter which motif is PORT EXPLORER and SHOPPING GUIDE on the coins they can be used anywhere inside the Member States. There are 7 euro notes. In different colors and sizes, they are denomi- nated in 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, and 5 euros. The notes are uniform throughout the euro area; unlike coins, they have no national side. GENERAL INFORMATION Naples is the third largest city Naples and its surrounding areas we suggest you take one of our or- All euro notes are legal tender in all countries of the euro area. in Italy, with a population of over 1.5 million. It lies at the foot of ganized Shore Excursions. For information concerning tour content a range of low hills on the west coast of southern Italy. Since the and pricing consult your Shore Excursion Brochure or contact the POST OFFICE AND TELEPHONE FACILITIES The destruction inflicted during World War II, Naples has become an im- Shore Excursion Desk. When going ashore, be advised to take with main Post Office in Naples is located in Piazza Matteotti. portant industrial and commercial center. The Bay of Naples makes you only necessary items and secure any valuables onboard. Telephone calls may be placed at the Telecom Italia Office. it Italy’s second most important sea port, surpassed only by Genoa. LOCAL CUSTOMS Bargaining: Most items have fixed prices, Most public telephones take coins and telephone cards which can The Neapolitans have a great fondness for music and with such songs but it may be possible to get a discount on a large purchase. It is nor- be purchased at the Post Office or Tobacconists. You can also place as ‘Santa Lucia’, ‘O Sole Mio’ and ‘Funiculi Funicla’, the City’s mu- mal to bargain at markets and with street vendors. a call with your personal calling card using the following access sic has become familiar throughout the world. The great tenor Enrico codes: Caruso was a native of Naples. Tipping: Generally a 15% service charge is added to restaurant bills, however, as this amount doesn’t all go to the waiter, it is normal to AT&T: 800.172.444 Naples and the surrounding area attracts both tourists and artists with offer a 5% tip to the waiter in addition to any service charge. MCI: 800.90.5825 its wealth of historical monuments, its proximity to the beauty of the Amalfi Coast and the famous Isle of Capri, and the archaeological Local Cuisine: As pizza was invented in Naples there are plenty TOURIST INFORMATION The Tourist Information Office is of authentic pizzerias to choose from. Try mozzarella and tomato treasures of Pompeii and Herculaneum. located at Piazza Plebiscito. served with fresh basil and liberally doused in olive oil as a starter. HISTORY It is believed the city of Naples was founded by Greek Spigola (Sea Bass) is the most popular of fish, served either steamed TRANSPORTATION Taxis are generally available in front of colonists in the 7th century B.C. and was called Palaepolis, later to or baked. For dessert try Sfogliatella, a delicious clam-shaped Nea- the Ship’s terminal. It is advisable to negotiate a fare before depart- become Neapolis (New City). In 326 B.C. it became a Roman town politan pastry. ing. Some taxi drivers may accept U.S. Dollars. and the City’s beauty and mild climate made it a favorite resort for Drink Specialties: The local wine is Lacrima Christi (Christ’s Tears) Jetfoils and ferries operate from Molo Beverello (#8), approximately the wealthy Romans. With the decline and fall of the Roman Empire which comes from the slopes of Vesuvius. Strega is a popular li- 200 yards from the terminal, to Sorrento, Capri and Ischia. The alter- in 476 A.D., various people fought for control of Naples; the Goths, queur, it has a rather unique flavor and is very powerful. Bottled native pier for hydrofoils is Mergellina, approximately 2 miles from Byzantines, Lombards, Normans and Germans all held the City for water is recommended. the Ship’s terminal. periods during the Middle Ages. In 1442 it came under Spanish rule A train service to Pompeii and Sorrento operates from Stazione and remained so for most of the next 250 years. SHOPPING FACILITIES Shops are generally open from Cir­cum­vesuviana , just off Corso Garibaldi, about 1 mile from the Naples became the capital of an independent country in 1734, called 9:00 am – 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm Monday through Saturday, Port. the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. During the Napoleonic wars although some stores are closed on Monday morning. 1799-1814, Napoleon installed his brother Joseph as King of Na- The main shopping areas include; Via Roma, Galleria Umberto 1, USEFUL WORDS AND PHRASES ples (1806). After Napoleon’s downfall in 1815 the City reverted to Via Chiaia and Via Dei Mille, all located approximately 20 minutes Yes ã Si Bourbon rule until 1860 when it became a part of Garibaldi’s newly walk from the ship’s berth. No ã No formed Kingdom of Italy. Naples and its environs are well-known for fine craftsmanship, a Good Day ã Buon Giorno The City was badly damaged in World War II and again in the earth- tradition passed on from generation to generation, from cameos to Good-bye ã Ciao quake of 1980. After the War, Naples became heavily industrialized inlaid wood, ceramics to nativity puppets. Thank-you ã Grazie and the harbor and many parts of the City have been reconstructed. As in other parts of Italy, fashion and leather items are prevalent. You’re Welcome  ã  Prego At present a new city is rising on the edge of the eastern harbor, an industrial area with modern high rise offices and apartments. It is more likely that tourist orientated stores in Sorrento and Capri will accept U.S. Dollars rather than in Naples, although most accept SHORE EXCURSIONS To make the most of your visit to major credit cards. continued on back page This information has been compiled for the convenience of our guests and is intended solely for that purpose. While we work to ensure that the information contained herein is correct, we cannot accept responsibility for any changes that may have taken place since printing. © RCCL 2010. All rights reserved. PLACES OF INTEREST land of Europe. There have been many notable eruptions, NA P L E S 1 Castel Nuovo (New Castle) on Piazza Municipio, is the most well-known being that of 79 A.D. which did so much damage to Pompeii and Herculaneum. The last © 2010 a short distance from the Maritime Station. Built be- � tween 1279 and 1282, it is surrounded by deep moats and eruption took place in 1944, however, there are still emis- 5 6 is very imposing. It was built for Charles I of Anjou and sions of smoke and interior evidence of heat. rebuilt by Alphonsus I of Aragon in the 15th century. It is Isle of Capri – This mountainous and romantic island, famous for the Triumphal Arch that adorns the entrance. beautifully situated in the Bay of Naples, 17 miles south Currently a civic building, it has a small museum. of the City, may be reached by jetfoil and hydrofoil. 4 2 Royal Palace, near Piazza del Plebiscito, was de- signed in the early 17th century by Domenico Fonta- na for Viceroy Ferrante di Castro. Enlarged and restored, Ischia, 18 miles south-west of Naples, is the largest is- land in the Bay of Naples and of volcanic origin. Over the years it has become increasingly popular with tourists it became the official residence of the Bourbon and Savoy and may also be reached by jetfoil and hydrofoil. Kings. Inside is the original Bourbon furniture, paintings, Sorrento, 32 miles east, is a peaceful resort and tradi- statues and beautifully decorated apartments. tional holiday center amid beautiful cliff-side gardens with spacious views. It is well-known for9its production 3 San Carlo Opera House, located next to the Roy- al Palace, was built in 1737 at the wish of Charles Bourbon and has been many times restored. One of the of attractive wood inlays and lace work. Reached by train or boat service. 10 most famous opera houses in the world, its interior is Amalfi Drive, east of Sorrento, is one of11 the most spec- very opulent with gold and stucco decorations. It has 184 tacular Drives in Europe, stretching along the mountains boxes, 2 galleries and seating for 3,000 people. of the Salerno Coast. Amalfi town was12originally an 7 4 Cathedral of San Gennaro was originally built in 1323 A.D. Its present facade is in the neo-gothic style and dates from the late 19th century. While the inte- important Maritime Republic and its Cathedral, built in 13 937 A.D., features a unique grand stairway leading to the beautiful byzantine facade. rior is richly adorned, it is in the Chapel that the remains of Naples’ patron saint, St. Gennaro, are to be found. Vi- PREFERRED SHOPPING als containing his blood are kept here and twice a year the In Capri dried blood of the Saint is supposed to liquify. If it does Chantecler - This Exquisite Jewelry Store is a Must See not, it is believed that some disaster will befall the City. for all Chic Visitors to Capri! Located at 51 Via Vittorio 1 5 National Archaeological Museum in Piazza Mu- seo, is one of the most important museums of its kind Emanuele. · First jewelry store to open in Capri; Special- izing in high quality and fine workmanship, Each piece is 3 8 in the world, containing mosaics, statues, decorations and like a work of art. · Jewelry: Jewelry that is so elegant, 2 bronzes from Pompeii and Herculaneum. you’ll never want to take it off; Diamonds, rubies, sap- 6 Capodimonte Museum and Art Gallery is located phires and emeralds are carefully selected for their purity off Corso Amedeo di Savoia, in Parco di Capodi- and color · Famous Clientele: Jacqueline Onassis, Grace monte. Originally a Royal Palace, the Museum contains a Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, collection of Capodimonte porcelain as well as sculptures Lex Barker and Henry Fonda · Crown your visit to Capri and various other art works. with a Chantecler Jewel!Free gift with every purchase! B 7 San Martino National Museum is situated on Optical Capri/Capri People - Located at Via Le Bot- Vomero Hill near Corso Vittorio Emanuele III, with teghe 27 in Capri · The most exclusive optical shop in sweeping views over the City and bay. The building was Capri · Handmade sun and prescriptionCglasses of Ca- once an ancient monastery and now houses works of art pri People collections with polarized and 100% UV pro- and historical mementos of the Kingdom of Italy. D and Luxury tection lenses · Wide Selection of Fashion Eyewear: Gold & wood Paris, Chanel, Theo, Prada, Gu- Beyond Naples E Tom Ford, cci, YSL, Maui Jim, Porche, Armani, Starck, Pompeii is 14 miles east of Naples and the eruption of Alain Mikli, Bugatti. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. buried this town. Numerous excava- In Sorrento F tion of Goldsmith Artistry. Located at Corso Italia, 114 tables, photo albums, chess boards, chess sets, wooden of the heart. Typical Italian doll handmade with ecologi- tions have taken place and it is now the best preserved · Jewelry Brands: Chantecler, Pomellato, Pianegonda, toys and many wooden souvenirs · Murano jewelry and cal materials · Show your Port & Shopping Map to re- specimen of an ancient Roman town in existence. Visitors Pizzeria Aurora - Restaurant O’ Canonico - Located at can see the remains of public buildings, streets, temples, G · 50 differ- Piazza Tasso 7 · Family business since 1898 Dodo, Montblanc, Leo Pizzo, Hermes, Crivelli · Watch Christmas ornaments · Typical Local Products: Lo- ceive a free gift with any purchase. ent types of genuine Neapolitan pizza made in the tradi- Brands: Montblanc, Hermes, TCM, Pirelli, Graham, cal liqueurs, pasta from gragnano, spices and sauces, oil, shops, theaters and public baths. Please contact us at if tional brick oven · Homemade pastas withHseafood, meat Arnod & Son · Every piece of jewelry is handcrafted limoncello, marmelades, chocolate, bisquits and more · any queries arise after your purchase from our pre- Herculaneum is closer, 9 miles south-east of Naples. It or tomato sauce · More than 1500 types of the best Ital- and comes with a guarantee of the high quality of the Free demonstration of beautiful craftsmanship; World- was once the summer resort of wealthy Romans. It was diamonds and colored gems. Their weight is shown in wide shipping available; Taxfree purchases · Don’t miss ferred shops on shore. We will do our best to facili- also affected by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D. and I ian wines · 80 Different Types of Homemade Liquors: carats and the gold is guaranteed 750/000 (18K) · Ex- the large selection of items 30% off. tate a solution on your behalf. Limoncello (lemon liquor), wild fennel, basil, orange · is remarkably well preserved. Smaller than Pompeii, it Wine Shop: Take away package located inside the restau- clusive baby jewelry collection. Harmony Gift Center - Located at Via Fuoro, 25 Sor- offers a unique vision of private life in the Roman Em- K J rant; shipping available · Advertised on Wine Spectator Notturno - Inlaid Wood Works Factory and Showroom - rento · Inlaid wood works · Wide selection of gift pire, and was the inspiration for Paul J. Getty’s museum for the “best selecion of wine” · English speaking, fast Located at Via Fuorimura 33 · Wooden Objects: Jewelry items to take home as souvenirs · Ceramics, wood toys, in Malibu, California. and friendly service. M L boxes, cigar boxes, pictures, trays, coasters, grandfa¬ther Murano jewelry and more · Don’t miss the famous Ma- Mount Vesuvius is the only active volcano on the main- Gioielleria Di Somma - Love and Passion for the Tradi- clocks, clocks, game tables, dining rooms, bedrooms, dame Alexander Collection Dolls and My Doll, the doll N
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