Hotel Punta Imperatore
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... is a ring of towns all the way around the volcano! This insures that, no matter which way the lava flows—and it will flow again, it’s guaranteed that at least one town get wiped out!
Why? Why would people choose to live in such a place? Obviously one logical reason is that it has some of the most fertile soil in the world (thanks to Vesuvius). OK, so farm the land, that’s fine… but why not build your houses a safe distance away, ...
... point. Just saying!
Our guide really brought to life what happened the day that Mt Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D. and how the residents of Pompeii tried in vain to outrun it. Modern day archeologists poured liquid plaster into the spaces left by the decayed bodies that were buried alive, demonstrating with too much detail how the bodies of families were asleep in their beds at the time, or curled up and covering ...
Campania, around Naples, marks the start of the true South of Italy. Some describe the south as more rustic. It seems to me it is the poorer cousin to North Italy. Naples sprawls out into suburbs all along its bay, stacked with dodgy and chaotic looking flats, rubbish is everywhere and over sized weeds push their way through the many crevasses in the pavements and walls. The bumpy ...
... over. Today, many of it's treasures are in museums worldwide. But, the basic Pompeii, it's streets and lifestyle remain to be seen. And we saw them! Really a highlight of our trip for ML. Tonight we go to a dinner theater, music production that turns out to be wonderful. Called "Teatro Tasso"', it features classic favorites like "O So Lo Mio", "Fanicu-Li-Fanicu-La" and dances like "Tarantella". we get back to our beautiful hotel about 11pm and are thanking God for the spectacular ...
... finally made it to my gate with 10 minutes to spare. That was crazy! Three hours later and barely made it by 10 minutes!
The flight to Naples was smooth. I found a taxi and got to Naples to walk around for a bit before I boarded the boat to Capri. Naples is crazy, but I love the crazy energy. I wish I could have spent more time there, but I had to catch the boat.
Once I ...