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Travel Blogs from Pompei
... about 20,000 people and had been settled in about 600BC. The Romans took it over in about 100BC but the town planning and facilities had actually been developed by Greeks. When the Romans took over, they continued to develop the city using the Greek ideas and building techniques, only changing the language to latin. Clever people were those early Greeks. The city was covered by volcanic ash over a period of three days and all the people perished, either ...
... were lots of gardens! Many little houses had their own gardens, and there were many many big plots with these over-structure things...like tons of them! So many gardens... We hopped the tram 1 back to the port, I so desperately wanted to stop at the pizza place I had researched, pizza in Naples!! But... The boys were super hot and whiny and I just figured it would be a disaster. So I told them we would skip it, even though I was pretty bummed (******) about it. Oh well, the ...
... waiting, we met a lady from Florida who was on an organized tour but doing a side trip to Pompei on her own. We compared lots of notes about places we’d already been.
When the train arrived, it was packed. Of course we had our suitcases to contend with as well. The 40 or so minute ride standing up could have been worse but we were able to chat more with the Floridian lady (who was a hoot) and a couple of tourists from Australia to pass the time.
... ago. It's hard to describe it so I put up some pictures.
What I did learn is that you should be able to see all of the main attractions in Rome in about two full days. So, if anyone is heading to Rome soon, two full days there should be more than enough. I think it would be better to go explore other parts of Italy after that. Don't take that the wrong way, it was a lot of fun. Onto Greece!
This morning, we had time to visit this unique historical city of Pompeii buried under volcanic ashes for so long.
I have been here before but it was amazing to see it again. A huge site with so much archeologically to see and learn.
It was getting very hot already and we headed to Naples at noon to take train back to Rome that afternoon.
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