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Cafe Caracciolo for breakfast, then caught the 10.45am train from Meta to Pompeii - standing room only. We planned to spend no more than a few hours at the historical site, but fellow Brits on the train advised it was easily an eight hour trip so looks like it could be a long, hot day. We hired ourselves an audio guide, with a free map and started our tour at the baths, outside the ...
Good morning blog readers! Up early for a trip to Pompei and Vesuvius. Pickup at 7.15. They are well organised in Italy...not! After picking up other people, we were the first; we had 3 bus changes travelling the entire Amalfi coastal road to Salnero and eventually. To Pompei. 3 hours later we arrived. Pompei is spectacular. To think it was buried within 3 hours of the eruption starting, and in places some 20 metres deep is ...
... more could you want. Next stop was a visit to Herculaneum buried under 20 feet of hot volcanic ash in 79AD. Situated in the shadows of Mt Vesuvius it lay largely undiscovered until the 1700's and remains 75% still buried to this day.. It was a relatively wealthy town compared to Pompeii, so there is much more evidence of lavish homes complete with marble and beautiful frescoes adorning the buildings . They worshipped Hercules in this town. ...
... to going to our hotel and having a cold shower and put our feet up.
Pompei was just an amazing day. I had no idea how good it was going to be. I would of liked to of spent a whole day looking round Pompei, Herculanum and Mt Vesuvius but we couldn't find any tours at the time. In a way though it was a blessing in disguise because at midday it was just way too hot to walk around with no shade.
It's hard to say what my favourite part of ...
... We toasted absent friends and vowed to return with all the bedrooms filled with extra men! EGGPLANT GNOCCHI BAKE 2 tbsp pancetta chopped fried in EVOO until golden, 2 finely chopped onions, 2 cloves chopped garlic 1 tbsp fresh rosemary , chilli flakes to taste sauté until soft. Diced large eggplant , salt and stand for 20 mins then rinse under water and add to onion mixture . Add 2 tins chopped tomatoes, ...