Friday, 26th November. Naples via Munich. A flawless landing at Munich in VERY thick fog. Aircraft only 200 yards away were just dim shadows. Munich’s Terminal 2 is a long, airy, modern building. All the Star Alliance carriers are here and plenty of shops. Even the downstairs waiting area, where you wait for buses to take you out to the regional jets, doesn’t have that basement/cheap seats/afterthought feeling common to most airports.
Passport stamped and that’s the only time for the EU.
Air Dolomiti was pleasant (Canadair Regional Jet) with nice pastries served. Munich was clear by the time we took off. The Alps were spectacular, but there was cloud cover once we were in Italy.
At first glance, Naples appears to be everything anyone has ever said, good or bad. The cab ride is — well — interesting. This appears to be one of those cases where you hope every one is reading the same playbook.
Once I get to the hotel and start settling in, BBC World is running a story on TV about the rise in Camorra (mob) murders in Naples…eight in the last six days. About 325 extra Carabinieri are in town, giving Naples the highest per capita police presence in Europe. Quite something to see eight or ten cars heading, in high speed convoy, off to the scene of — something. The special touch is the guy in the passenger seat waving the little red paddle to stop oncoming traffic.