Hotel City Caserta
Travel Blogs from San Nicola la Strada
... and Herculaneum were stopped in the tracks when the hot gases and ashes fell from the sky. For the archaeologists who have excavated it centuries later, Pompeii is teaching them volumes about daily Roman life. Pompeii was accidental discovered in 1599 when a farmer was digging a well. Excavation began in1748 and continues today. It is thought that about 2/3 of the site has been excavated.
Pompeii was a middle class city and gives a perfect ...
... inside. You can climb to the top of the tower and because most of the light from the town is blocked out it's a perfect viewing spot for the stars. Dinner was amazing and in typical Italian hospitality style included TWO starters. The first, a tortino di patate (little potato cake) with crispy pancetta and a pumpkin sauce and the second a mozzarella souffle with ham and some rather fancy broccoli. De-lish.
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... day when you and I would simply hop in the shower, they would spend a couple hours bathing. A typical trip to the bath house would start out by slathering your body with olive oil, the olive oil would then be scraped off with a metal tool called a strygil. The oil would most likely turn brown with all the dust and grime of the day. You would next visit the CALDARIUM, or the hot room (told you that'd come full circle). From where we stood, ...
Usual continental breakfast at the hostel. Packed and checked out. Tramed and took a busy urban train (a Circumvesuviana) to Pompeii. Watched the Bay of Naples and Vesuvius most of the way. Short walk from the station took us to the official main entrance. Bought an audioguide. We individually and jointly crisscrossed the site until the last minute. Saw the frescos that ...
Day 071: 3.0 kms, 2 hours
San Nicolas is a strange town—as it doesn't seem to be built around a dense, historical "core" as almost all the others are in this region. In fact “downtown” San Nicolas is little more than some big empty lots and half-done government buildings. I don’t tarry long, quickly finding the road that goes straight north to my main goal: Caserta. ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service