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... and by its destructive powers. We again were awestruck by the ingenuity of the Romans in their ability to design structures and streets purposefully. We were also amazed at the artwork that still remains after all these years, mostly in the form of mosaics as well as frescos (paintings). After a three hour tour of Pompeii, we stopped for lunch where we met a couple from South London. It was so interesting to compare our lives, to hear them talk of ...
... idiot word became the word of the day.
The house we are staying in is newly renovated and everything is beautifully done, so relaxing. they have provided everything for us including plenty of food.It has 3 levels, ground floor has a 1 bedroom self contained apartment, the upper apartment has two levels with living on the bottom and bedrooms on the top. So comfortable, we are very very happy ...
... white grotto) and back to Marina Grande (main port)
The blue grotto was amazing, we swapped into little rowing boats that held three people (plus the Captain) a nod entered a small cave opening. We had to lie down in the bottom of the boat as the roof entrance was very low !! Once inside there was a large cave of which the entire water was a deep blue (from the sunlight of outside)
The History of the Volcano
In ancient times Vesuvius was covered with vegetation and vines and was just a mountain. The first person to understand its volcanic nature was the Greek geographer, Strabo in AD 19 who suggested that its rocks had been burned by fire. In AD 79 the eruption smothered the cities on its foothills and greatly altered the surrounding landscape. Ash and debris showered the Pompeii, and Herculaneum were ...
... how they create this ancient art – for example I never new it was made from seashells… The artist carves intricate patterns, mostly of a women, but not limited to that – as the fact I was taken to one of a cat would prove, it’s 239 Euro price tag stopped me though!
After lunch it was time to head into Pompeii. Words cannot express the privilege I felt of being there, how lucky are we to have this snapshot of life before us ...