Hotel Jolly Caserta
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... to look at. To the side looms Mt Vesuvius itself. As this is really all we have done today I will let the photos speak for themselves, I hope they load as I am writing this standing in the middle of the camp finding the strongest wifi point. Tomorrow is our biggest travelling day as we head again all the way back up as far as ...
... waved in by one of the many parking places ready to take your money and try to take more by asking you to eat in their restaurants as well. We passed by the tourist stands and we did stop and buy a guide book to Pompeii which had before and after pages of the sites we would see to help us imagine what it would have been like. The kids enjoyed having this a lot. Milly was taken away by a tiny elderly woman trying to sell her jewellery and telling us all how pretty we were. We ...
... So theres the introduction - as can be guessed we drove up to Pompeii and found the excavated ruins of the town that was buried as a result of the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in AD79. The excavated ruins are huge covering a big area. The number of buildings excavated are amazing as is some of the detail that has been uncovered. We wandered around the excavations for 2.5 hours before we decided it was time to move on.
We found ...
... expected right? We ate at the same place as our teachers, so we bought a latte for Mr McMullen and got them to send it over from us. He was a confused, probably because the waiter doesn’t speak much English, but he definitely appreciated it when he found out it was us. Our last 2 hours were spent shopping before calling it a night. Again the shops in Sorrento are disappointing, so I bought nothing and came home empty handed. Next stop, Rome! Ohhh yeah!!!
... that were engulfed by the pyroclastic cloud was really eerie. I guess volcanoes are a bit of personal interest of mine, considering in my job back home I work with Civil Defence - this could happen to Taranaki! These days we have better warning systems but you never know... Back in 79AD they didnt have a clue!
We had pizza for lunch then looked at some souvineers and jumped back on the bus bound for Sorrento.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility