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With some regret Tuscany disappeared in the rear view mirror on the drive down the Autostrada A1 past Rome and on to Pompeii.
The modern town of Pompeii is rather rough and messy: if it has any attractive parts they are certainly well hidden. The pull is, of course, the archaeological site of the ancient city, obliterated by the eruption …
I do not have anything I want to say about Naples. We walked over to the oldest part of Naples, as this is one of the main tourist places and not to be missed, apparently, and it was disgusting, loud, and full of mafia looking people and black as night Africans, that get up in your business. Get me out of ...
... wheel drive bus which takes you up the side of the volcano. From there you have to walk the final 700m to the top of the crater. I cannot believe that I had chosen of all days to where my Havianas and not my Gowalk skeechers! I am very proud of my efforts walking up the side of the volcano as it was quite steep and although I stopped a couple of times (my calves were killing me!) I made it. At the top a guide explained the geological history, pointed out Pompeii, how the ...
... in the coach to travel across Italy, over mountains, rolling hills to fertile plains. Organised rows of crops grapes, almonds, plums and olives, olives , olives market gardening and dark soil baking in the sun awaiting ... Who knows what. Plastic covered grapes vines and tunnel houses. Wind turbine and solar panels shading the car parks. Well there is our ferry to take us to Greece... The Catania. Slow process. ...walking in through the vehicle ramp then 4 at a time up ...
Today is our day trip to Pompei. We have to get up at 6am to catch a train to Piazza del Popolo to meet up with our tour guide, who is waiting for us under the obelisk. Easy enough to find. We jump on a smaller air conditioned mini bus with 15 other people, bound for Mount Vesuvius first to climb the volcano which was responsible for destroying the city of Pompei, wedged between the ocean and the volcanos angry feet. The entry to ...
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