Travel Blogs from Pompei
I do not have anything I want to say about Naples. We walked over to the oldest part of Naples, as this is one of the main tourist places and not to be missed, apparently, and it was disgusting, loud, and full of mafia looking people and black as night Africans, that get up in your business. Get me out of ...
... wheel drive bus which takes you up the side of the volcano. From there you have to walk the final 700m to the top of the crater. I cannot believe that I had chosen of all days to where my Havianas and not my Gowalk skeechers! I am very proud of my efforts walking up the side of the volcano as it was quite steep and although I stopped a couple of times (my calves were killing me!) I made it. At the top a guide explained the geological history, pointed out Pompeii, how the ...
So I was up early this morning as I had to meet the bus to Pompeii at 7.30. I got up at six got myself organised, packed a spare pair if shoes and socks, and headed off to the Piazza di Popolo. Upon reaching the Piazza I realised the one item I did mot pack was a jacket, it was quite cool early in the morning. The Piazza was another work of art, with an egyptian obelisk towering in the centre, twin churches at one end and fountains on either side. So the tour group gathered we ...
... 8230;and right next to an easy plunge into Vesuvius’ gaping cone of a mouth. It was eerie to be so close to a sleeping giant, especially knowing the stories of the ancient cities destroyed by it in 79 AD, one of which we knew we would visit later in the day.
As amateur rock nerds we were also really excited that the trail at the edge of Vesuvius is cut right into the lips of volcanic rock. We could see and touch various layers of the volcano. Across ...
... way to the farthest point, then enjoy the view slowly on our way back. We made it to the farthest part of the crater in about 30 minutes. There we bought a lava cat and began our way back around the crater and down the mountain. We enjoyed the scenery and would recommend going to the top to anyone (just find a better car ride).
We made it back to the lot at 5, got in the car and began our way down. This was equally as treacherous as the way up, but ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking