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I seem to always start my blogs with something along the lines of wow or OMG etc and today is no different. We headed for Pompeii first thing this morning. Got here around 11 am and prett y much entered the ruins straight away. 4 hours later we emerged like cooked chickens, thank goodness for sun block and the well ...
... filled lungs I'd stop whining. The hike up to the top offers literally breathtaking views of the Bay of Naples and the rim of the caldera is very lunar-like. The path is loose gravel composed of pumice and sand, I know this because a lot of it got into my shoes and what didn't end up in my face and hair beat against my legs and it hurt because it felt like little shards of glass against my skin. Robin stayed in her jacket the whole time, it was easily 20 degrees cooler and the wind ...
This is going to be a brief one. I spent 6 ours today walking around Pompei and I'm whooped. There is a lot to see there and I recommend hiring a guide because there is a lot to learn about the culture and history of Roman cities that stems from what was discovered in those ruins.
Seeing the plaster-casted remains of the people buried under the volcanic ash was awe-inspiring. You can really tell what most of ...
... towards Mount Vesuvius, which looked huge and imposing and pretty far away. We heard that if you draw a line from the two ends of the peaks, that would be the size of Mount Vesuvius before the catastrophic eruption in AD 79! The volcano is still active, and is considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of the 3 million people that live nearby.
We explored the the remains of baths, houses, ...
Day 13 - morning
Just like every other day, I got up early this morning to see the sunrise over Assisi's medieval town! And again, I was the only one outside, with Michel of course!
Breakfast was eaten in the same banquet room as last night’s dinner, this being the basement. And then, just as we arrived, we silently left Assisi and joined the Highway of the Sun, past ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet