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... It was a very sad thing to see.
We also went to the top of Vesuvius and looked down into the crater. There are active fumaroles in there, perfuming the air with sulfur. The view from the top was spectacular. We could see Naples and probably Pompeii and Hurculanum. There are many, many people living right on top of the areas that were destroyed. If Vesuvius decides to yawn and wake up from her nap, it will be far more traffic than it was last ...
... Piazza del Popolo by 7:15AM. First, we grabbed a quick breakfast at the hotel. We chose to stay outside of Rome - so we opted to take a cab to the Piazza. Word of warning, the cab drivers will overcharge you and when we got into the cab, the meter started at 7 euros. We were half asleep - so I read the cab rules but when you are in a different country and unfamiliar area, you don't want to argue. We paid the cab driver, but later found out ...
We bought our tickets for the jump on jump off bus around Rome, wow how cool is that!.....well it wasn't too cool at all actually we stood waiting in the hot sun boiling down on us for an hour in a queue which did not make either of us too happy!! Finally the bus arrived we got on , could not sit together, I had a broken head phone jack point so could not hear commentary, my seat was too hot could not breathe! Finally another seat ...
... adapted mind.
The day is sunny and hot with very few clouds. Mrs GPS takes us into the modern city of Pompeii. Hmmm. Its a bit of a dump. Sure there are some nice old buildings but there is lots of dirt and washing on the veranda's and people selling stuff in the middle of the road (nb: new use for roundabout - shopping - not seen that before, but why not!)
I have an address for Camping Zeus. Wasn't sure if we should use it to get to ...
... wasn’t as I had pictured. Learning all about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius at school and how the city of Pompeii was buried under a layer of lapilli thus preserving a slice of life in August AD 79, I always visualised everything covered in a black layer of lava type rock. It is obviously not the case!! It has all been excavated unveiling beautiful mosaic floors, marble tables and colourful frescos. We spent around four hours wandering up and down its streets, the ...