Travel Blogs from Pompei
... noticed that there were no other boats on the stretch that had been teeming with ships on the way out. We found out later that they had even suspended ferry service that afternoon. On the plus side though, I did see a dolphin jump completely out of the water during the chaos. At first I thought it might have been a near death hallucination but then I saw him again and I'm fairly certain he was real.
As we rounded the final corner into the calm water of Sorrento ...
... 1748, OK, so it was buried under 6m of ash and pummice...but didn't anyone watch the news on TV! Reportedly, and hugely understated!, the eruption was a for the town. (as they didn't see it on the news bulletin!) evidence on the destruction came from a surviving letter by Pliny the Younger, who saw the eruption from a distance (lucky Pliny) who described the death of his uncle Pliny the Elder - an admiral of the Roman fleet, who had tried to rescue citizens. The site was lost ...
... lookout, it views the wholesite from high on a hill. We had our "peasants lunch" of bread salami, cheese and tomatoe overlooking such an historic site- very humbling. We had a sensational day and David is driving like a local now, not sure if that is a good thing or not????
When we got back to our house, we had a small bit of down time before heading into the village centre to do a spot of shopping. Maegan and I met Cecille and she took us to pick up her son Manu from ...
... see. We went to the theatre which was built in 2nd century BC and looks really grand. According to the audio guide it could sit 1500 people, I really don't know how that would happen unless you had 3 people on each knee! Next to the theatre is the temple of Isis which is gorgeous. We saw the grand house of Menander and the baths in there which are very pretty. All the findings from this house are in the Naples museum which was a bit disappointing. The amphitheatre ...
... rich Romans, who built luxurious villas, houses made of brick, stone and cement which were ornately decorated; with indoor plumbing, so you get to see the ancient architecture.
When Vesuvius erupted in AD 79, it engulfed the city of Pompeii and its inhabitants with a terrible storm of cinders and ash leaving them under 4 to 6 meters of ash and pumice. When the remains of Pompeii were discovered around 1750 it looked as though a ...
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