Travel Blogs from Pompeii, Italy

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Ashes to ashes, Pompeii, Italy travel blog

Ashes to ashes

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... ... just, as I said, a bit of background info. Oh, below you will also find a final observation from Italy. Just one, mind you. Pompeii Pompeii was, by all accounts, a wealthy Roman trading town that, on August 24th of the year AD79, was buried by ...

Pompeii - beautiful, extrodinary - yet terrifying, Pompeii, Italy travel blog

Pompeii - beautiful, extrodinary - yet terrifying

A travel blog entry by clintonb

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... young age. Finally in Pompeii after 45 minutes packed in a train with death heat! haha. Twas a hot day in southern Italy. Well... Pompeii was AWESOME! Not what i expected at all though. It looked alot like normal ruins (as thats how they've ...

Pompeii : A Two Thousand Year Journey, Pompeii, Italy travel blog

Pompeii : A Two Thousand Year Journey

A travel blog entry by zento

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... ;And so began our long uncomfortable ride back.   As I rested my head on Ed's wet shoulder I concluded that Pompeii deserved a second visit, specially considering that most of the main attractions were closed, that we didn't get audio guides, that ...

The land that time forgot, Pompeii, Italy travel blog

The land that time forgot

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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We arrived at Pompeii, excited that here was another wonder that we were seeing. It was all there, the brothel with the paintings on the walls for the service that they gave, pity about the beds though, they were as hard as concrete. Could never ...

Pompeii rocks!, Pompeii, Italy travel blog

Pompeii rocks!

A travel blog entry by lifeinbrian

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Somewhere I'd always wanted to go - Pompeii. A chance to nosy inside other people's houses. What did a Roman urban house feel like, oppressive with no windows, or spacious because of the hole in the roof? Where did the water go when it rained? Did it make ...

Pompeii; The Forgotten City, Pompeii, Italy travel blog

Pompeii; The Forgotten City

A travel blog entry by sarveraj

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... we found ominous and, quite appropriate. We had to switch to a little local train called the Circumvesuviana to actually get to Pompeii, and it was interesting trying to figure out which stop was the correct one. Luckily, a blue eyed Italian girl with ...

Ashes of an Ancient Empire, Pompeii, Italy travel blog

Ashes of an Ancient Empire

A travel blog entry by globetrekker

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Pompeii, ITALY On August 24, 79 A.D. at around noon, Mt. Vesuvius erupted with the force of a modern-day nuclear detonation. The mountain's top split open and a monstrous cloud raced upward. The inhabitants of Pompeii were showered with ash, stones, ...

DAY 12 - Rome to Corfu via Pompeii, Pompeii, Italy travel blog

DAY 12 - Rome to Corfu via Pompeii

A travel blog entry by katspoons

... tour that we found to be really fascinating. Not many people know, but Mount Vesuvius (the volcano that erupted and covered Pompeii), is still active and everyone who lives around that area today is on high alert! The artefacts that they uncovered were ...

the quality of buildings in Pompeii, Pompeii/Naples, Italy travel blog

the quality of buildings in Pompeii

A travel blog entry by newearth11

6:45 this morning and Bridget, Justina and I were on a Mercedes tour bus which was to whisk us down the coast to Pompeii, outside of Naples. For those of you not familiar with the Pompeii story, its the town that was completely destroyed in 74ad (I ...

Sick!, Pompeii, Italy travel blog

Sick!

A travel blog entry by binni

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Didn't see a whole lot - sick as a ...

Pompeii, Pompeii, Italy travel blog

Pompeii

A travel blog entry by tvmed

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... nbsp; It's all surreal.  It's like time stopped.  They only have about 1/3 of the city excavated.  Before the eruption, Pompeii sat right on the water.  Now it's about 5 miles away.  The eruption was so severe, it blew the top 1/2 ...

Ancient History, Pompeii, Italy travel blog

Ancient History

A travel blog entry by chrisab14

Wow... Today we had an early morning, packed up and were off. Tonight we stay in Sorrento. First, we stopped in Pompeii. For those that dont know, Mt Vesuvius erupted in 74 AD covering the city in volcanic ash and therefore preserving everything. So ...

Day 16 ' Pompeii, Pompeii, Italy travel blog

Day 16 ' Pompeii

A travel blog entry by jimstephkrueger

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... deep (over 21 feet) - only 1,700 years later when a tunnel was being built was the ancient city discovered - well intact. Originally Pompeii was located about 500 meters from the sea - but after the eruption this increased to 2 kilometers. Some of the ...

Family trip to Italy, Rome, Vatican City and Pompeii, Italy travel blog

Family trip to Italy

A travel blog entry by exploreamerica

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... that he viewed and carved Moses with horns. Around 3Pm we arrived in Pompei.  It was eerie to see the ruins of Pompeii's destruction.  The cit had been buried by ashes in 79AD by the eruption of Mount Vesuivis. In the vening we boarded ...

Pompeii, Pompeii, Italy travel blog

Pompeii

A travel blog entry by kimba

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Today we went for a day trip to the city of Pompeii. It was destroyed and hidden by an explosion from Mt Vesuvious in 79AD which killed everybody left in the town an surrounding area. The began excavating it back in the 1700's and now the whole town has ...

Pompeii - Incredible, Pompeii, Italy travel blog

Pompeii - Incredible

A travel blog entry by eurotrash

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The word is used far too often, but Pompeii is truly incredible. I was totally blown away by everything - the wall paintings, architecure and sheer scale of the once-buried town. Those Romans sure knew how to live. I have taken more photos than a ...

Perusing Pompeii, Pompeii, Italy travel blog

Perusing Pompeii

A travel blog entry by alexengel

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A dream come true! Yes i know- "history geek"- as Rhiannon and Laura fondly call me now... but i have wanted to go to Pompeii ever since Kate (Todd) took us to the exhibition on at the Aust Museum all those years ago! I got some great pics of ...

Volcanoes and stuff, Pompeii, Italy travel blog

Volcanoes and stuff

A travel blog entry by a_schafs

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... we caught a surprisingly painless ferry back to the Italian mainland and headed for the much-hyped Pompeii. The next day we headed to the famous ruins - Italy's most popular tourist attraction. The thing that struck me most was the sheer size of ...

Pompeii/Vesuvius, Pompeii, Italy travel blog

Pompeii/Vesuvius

A travel blog entry by rbartorillo

... This is also the stop for Pompeii, so we walked around there a bit as well (Had the best slushy ever at the entrance to Pompeii -choice of orange or lemon... definitely go w/the orange!). We headed back to the train stop for our 1pm tour when a flood ...

Pompeii, Pompeii, Italy travel blog

Pompeii

A travel blog entry by laine

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When the Volcano Blows, Sorrento, Positano, Pompeii, and the Amalfi Coast, Italy travel blog

When the Volcano Blows

A travel blog entry by the_stamms

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... so far, it just wasn't deserving of our longest stay. The Bay of Naples sits like a backwards "C" on Italy's southwest coast, with Naples at the top, Pompeii and Vesuvius in the middle, and Sorrento at the bottom. Sorrento is on a small strip of land ...

Roma, Pompeii and Sorrento, Roma, Pompeii and Sorrento, Italy travel blog

Roma, Pompeii and Sorrento

A travel blog entry by the_crispys

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... ! Especially one that could erupt anytime now! (I know all you kiwis live near them but I'm from Perth!!) The ruins of Pompeii were fascinating. It literally was like the people had just left. Most of the sculptures, frescos, and mosaics had been moved ...

Delicious Pizza, Time Machine, Dreamy Island, Naples, Pompeii and Capri, Italy travel blog

Delicious Pizza, Time Machine, Dreamy Island

A travel blog entry by paulandmel

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... ; it's like stepping back in time without the disorienting nausea associated with time machines. Ancient Pompeii had cafes and food stands just like modern day Italy. Paul tried to order something from a snackbar but it had been closed for the last two ...

_- Pompeii -_, Pompeii, Italy travel blog

_- Pompeii -_

A travel blog entry by rohanandchris

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... of the famous Roman town that was destroyed by Vesuvius, a nearby volcano. Almost two thousand years ago, the volcano erupted and covered Pompeii in volcanic ash. Because it was covered so well, and not really disturbed over the years, the site is in very ...

a trip to Pompeii, Pompeii, Italy travel blog

a trip to Pompeii

A travel blog entry by jessica_caywood

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... what we were seeing was all original. We were walking on the original streets they did back then. If you don't know about Pompeii it was a city covered by volcanic ash in 79 A.D. and was completely preserved as the ash hardened around the city. When it ...

Pompeii and Vesuvius, Pompeii, Italy travel blog

Pompeii and Vesuvius

A travel blog entry by weasel

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... the summit of Vesuvius! I have wanted to visit Pompeii and Vesuvius since i was in early secondary school, and i wasn't disappointed. Pompeii was huge! i had a picture in my head of this little village, but we spent 2 hours being shown around and we only ...

Pompeii for a day., Pompeii, Italy travel blog

Pompeii for a day.

A travel blog entry by alicenzl

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More writting to come. I took so many photos here that i didn't want to try and fit them in with all the Rome ...

Of Craters And Camping, Pompeii, Italy travel blog

Of Craters And Camping

A travel blog entry by meatpuppet

... but to get a ticket to the base of the final crater ascent. This proved a complete fiasco, as I jogged back and forth between Pompeii train station and Camping Zeus before finding out that I had bought a bus ticket (leaving from CZ) and not one for a ...

In the Shadow of Vesuvius, Pompeii, Italy travel blog

In the Shadow of Vesuvius

A travel blog entry by doodlebugs

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... see the rest of Pompeii in addition to the nearby town of Herculeneum which was also destoryed by the same catastrophe. Pompeii and it's residents were pummelled with ash and large rocks while Herculenium was overrun with lava. The two towns recorded ...

Pompeii, Pompeii, Italy travel blog

Pompeii

A travel blog entry by tyler.durand

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