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... it. Again it seems the Italians have found a tourist winner. Coughing up another steep entrance charge we were quickly on the back foot as maps had 'run out’ and signage was at a minimum. This was changed once we hit the streets of 1st centaury Pompeii itself. Luckily for us, but not so much for the 2000 people killed, the eruption of Mount Vesuvius has preserved the extensive neighborhood of Pompeii incredibly well for our inquisitive pleasure. Being able to ...
... when we saw a
newsagent advertising biglietteri (tickets). Turns out we could buy our tickets
here and we assumed the man was working for the taxi company and that’s why he
was pushing tourists to get a taxi to the site.
Still- it did not help that the train line offered no explanation as to why we
couldn’t buy tickets or where we could get them from instead.
At this ...
... and incredible landscapes were all around and some of the artistic techniques that were used to create perspective and three dimensions were just amazing.
In addition to the wonderful frescos, we were even more impressed by the intricate mosaics found in the next exhibit. These large and small collections of tiny pieces of stone and glass were used to decorate the outside and inside of homes and buildings throughout Pompeii. Much like the frescos these took ...
... legal for the Romans and marked for direction with a penis pointing the direction on the main road The artwork and craftsmanship on the walls still very clear to see. We were shown the high class brothel with stone beds. The ground floor were the lower class girls and the second story was for the more expensive ones. You could tell these were brothels because of the penis protruding from the building. Many of the population couldn't read so ...
... 17, 17); font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;"># of times we did laundry: 2
# of languages we know how to say Butterfly in: 6
# of holes in Amberīs sneakers: 3
Next stop: Venice, Italy
(PS Thank you to all the people who are concerned about my feet and footwear situation. I did get ...