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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 …
... final stretch. My trusty GPS told us we were nearing Pompeii/Naples, 30km to go but then it told us that the 30km would take us 2 hours!!! I thought it must have been broken, but sure enough just under 2 hours later we rolled into Pompeii and into our campsite for the evening. We pitched our tent and went in search of some food. Supplies bought at the supermarket I cooked up a storm and we settled in for a much-needed catch up sleep!
We both woke ...
... was right by the train station so that was great. Abbe was so excited because she has wanted to go here since she learned about it in grade school. She can't even believe she had the opportunity to see it! Walking up to the Forum was awesome and seeing Mount Vesuvius to your left. It was so crazy to think this was all buried under 30 feet of volcanic ash since 79 AD. They are still excavating parts of it today! There were ...
... to say the ruins were not going to open until 10:30 due to a strike by the staff there. Good grief. There are so many strikes in this area. My friend David told me that the hotel he is staying at in Naples, the cleaning staff are on strike there too.
Anyway at 10:30 we met up with David and Lello, (David was joining us for the day to see Pompei) and we set off. Lello was an astounding tour guide and made the place come alive for me. He showed us the shops, the ...
... They are finally doing some much needed renovations and upkeep on them. I think after losing the House of the Gladiators a couple of years ago to the rain they realized the ruins were not going to take care of themselves. I will be sure to post more pictures on Facebook when I get back to Milan.
The food has been amazing at the hotel and having a 3-course ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking