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At 6:00 PM
May 15, 1998

Sunrise (local): 5:47 a.m.
Sunset (local): 8:12 p.m.
75°F sunny
Traveled Since Last Dispatch
21 mi / 34 km

Cumulative Total
4877 mi / 7854 km
Lat: 40° 50' 40" N
Lon: 14° 14' 10" E
Elev: 846 ft / 258 m

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Napoli, also known as Naples
Where We're Staying: with our hosts Gino and Rossana, and Clara
Places We Visited: Napoli by bike, subterranean Napoli, Pizzeria Michele, ITCS school of Napoli, San Marino museum, Napoli by night
Featured Site: subterranean Napoli
Person of the Day: Giuseppe Sambriclick to view a photograph
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: pizza margherita
Breakfast: cereal, toast, and coffee
Lunch: gnocchi with tomato sauce, proscuitto and mozzarella, potatoes and fruit
Dinner: pizza margherita
Olive count: 2144
Word of the Day: the simple phrase "pizza margherita click to hear an audio clip is enough to make any Neapolitan's (person who lives in Napoli) mouth water. In fact, when you belly up to a table at a pizza restaurant and proudly say to the waiter "pizza margherita," you are doing more than just ordering food; in Napoli, you are participating in a way of life (see today's Food of the Day for more about this ritual).
Tech Fact of the Day: Italian food is really Chinese food in disguise
Flat Count (Cumulative): 29
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 32
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