I'm going to be transiting between Rome and Sorrento, and since I can't check into my Sorrento hotel right away, I thought it would be great opportunity to visit Naples enroute (I wanted to visit Naples anyway, and this way I can avoid backtracking). I may not have enough time to see what I want in one day, and that's ok. I can come back pretty easily from Sorrento to fill in the gaps.
Note: on the day of this stopover the Egyptian section and possibly the Epigraphic collection of the Archeological museum will be closed. I could come back and do the museum a different day if these collections are essential to the experience.
Plan so far:
740am train from Roma Termini arriving 854am Napoli Centrale
9am - store luggage at Napoli Centrale
~910am - walk to Porta Capuana for food tour meeting point
930am-c.230pm: Culinary Backstreets Food Tour (ending point is Sanita Quarter)
Annnnd this is where I start struggling to organize my time. Big challenge is coordinating the stuff that requires booking. Here are the things I would like to do:
1. Rick Steves Walk (2+ hours. Starts from Archeological museum, ends Piazzo Vincenzo Calenda)
2. Veiled Christ/Sansevera (requires prebooking - it's integrated into the RS walk but hard to coordinate with required booking)
3. Archeological museum - requires prebooking, I would just do the RS guidebook/audiotour. See note above regarding exhibit closure.
4. Galleria Barbonica (looks very interesting but it is out of the way, closer to the harbour; requires prebooking)
Need to pick luggage up at Napoli Centre before 8pm closure (I'd prefer 1930h to be safe), and then will splurge on a taxi to Sorrento.
Any tips on organizing the above? Or other logical things to integrate onto my stopover day, and save others for a second day?