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... surrounded by pillars. But once I got a bit deeper into Pompeii, I quickly realized that this is no normal Roman ruins. See, typical ruins feel like, well, ruins. Half-fallen walls… pillars… crumbling structures that are just barely give you a shadow of what the city or temple once looked like. But Pompeii is different. Here, every stone is still in place… each house and room looks like there’s someone still living there—even the furniture is ...
... to the tour meeting place. The driver met us and we piled into a comfortable air conditioned Mercedes minivan - a welcome relief from the warm and humid Naples morning. The drive to Pompeii was a 30 minute journey on the motorway until we arrived at the village of Pompeii. We were introduced to our guide who was a very tanned and funny man, with hands waving and gesturing in every direction to emphasis any point he was trying to make.
The story of Pompeii is a ...
... that when you get to the 2nd souvenir
shop you need to turn round and come back, otherwise you will end up walking to
the wrong side of the mountain and have to turn round and hike back up across
and down again.!
The walk around the crater was great, but it would have been
even better if the clouds hadn’t descended the minute I arrived at the top! You
couldn’t see a thing apart from down into the volcano! Still I made ...
... the eruption was a for the town. (as they didn't see it on the news bulletin!) evidence on the destruction came from a surviving letter by Pliny the Younger, who saw the eruption from a distance (lucky Pliny) who described the death of his uncle Pliny the Elder - an admiral of the Roman fleet, who had tried to rescue citizens. The site was lost for about 1,500 years until its initial rediscovery in 1599 and broader rediscovery almost ...
When you saw Vesuvius from Naples ...