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TripAdvisor Reviews Santa Caterina Pompei
Travel Blogs from Pompei
... plaster casts of the space once occupied by the person. After the ash and pumice cooled and became a solid it would leave a very detailed impression of the person who lay in there. Over time the person decomposed leaving a negative space which the scientists filled with plaster to create a cast of them. Because there is a exhibition on at the moment there isn't much in Pompeii at the moment. After the tour it was lunch time and a break before ...
... places like that, it must have felt like you couldn't breathe.
Pompeii had interesting technological tidbits here and there: lead pipes for indoor plumbing, gutters in the streets, stepping stones to cross the streets cut to allow chariots to roll through; the equivalent of a Roman crock pot; white stones set in the pavement to reflect moonlight and candlelight on your way home; heated floors. Pompeiians didn't eat lunch at home, which is why there ...
... the final poses of the victims and are so detailed that you can see the draped fabric of the clothing they were wearing. There were several children, and even a dog which really brought home the reality of the Pompeii eruption.
After just over three hours, we had all had enough of exploring Pompeii in the hot sun, so we headed home on the train, getting back to Salerno at around 6pm. It was a wonderful, and exhausting day!
... like driving in Kathmandu, but with seatbelts. Unfortunately, we weren’t any more enamoured with Naples as we were driving through it, than we were yesterday. It’s just so dirty! Eventually we arrived at Pompeii and as we disembarked we were immediately swallowed by the largest crowds I think I’ve ever seen. It wasn’t surprising, as Pompeii is obviously really popular, but the sheer amount of bodies was a little ...
... cold food stuffs would’ve been kept in containers with food being served on marble counters, similar to our modern take away.
Large wealthy homes were also preserved and we were so pleased we were able to explore The House of Menander, which was almost as big as one city block. In addition to the house itself, there was a bath complex, colonnade surrounding a lush courtyard, expansive servants' quarters and a stable yard. Beautiful ...