MY WIFE AND I WILL BE STAYING IN SORRENTO AND WE'D LIKE TO PAY OUR RESPECTS AT THE GRAVE OF MY UNCLE, KILLED IN WORLD WAR 2 AND BURIED IN NAPLES WAR CEMETERY. WE HAVE AN AFTERNOON FREE. GIVEN THE TIME CONSTRAINTS, WHAT'S THE BEST WAY OF GETTING TO THE CEMETERY? C. VISVALINGAM, GLEN ALPINE NSW
You can take a train from Sorrento to Naples' Porta Nolana Station, which will take about an hour, but I'd be more inclined to take the ferry, at least in one direction. This can take as little as 40 minutes and you get a fantastic view of Vesuvius and the coastline across the Bay of Naples. From either Porta Nolana Station or the ferry terminal, catch a taxi to Naples War Cemetery, to the north of the city centre, on Via Vincenzo Janfolla in an area known as Piscinola. On the Commission's website (cwgc.org) you can pinpoint the location of your uncle's grave. The cemetery is open every day at all hours but the Commonwealth War Graves Commission notes that there have been several robberies reported in this area.