Villa dei Misteri
Travel Blogs from Pompei
... or crowd applause but the size still impressed us (ok, nowhere near as big as the Colosseum in Rome) but it still would have held 20,000 people. We later found out that this amphitheatre pre-dates the Colosseum in Rome by a whole century!
Heading back, we passed vineyard sites, forums and smaller amphitheatres that despite their size could still hold 1000 people. It was evident that this city was occupied ...
... 10.30.... I'm yawning as I type, must be the sea air!
We are also trying to stretch ourselves in the food department, so for dinner: Paolo had a tuna pasta, Nuka a prawn and lemon risotto and Lia had a traditional Carbonara (with egg). Interesting, but quite pricey!
Tomorrow, I think we will be taking a bus to Amalfi and Positano..... Leaving the winding paths to the professionals!
... covered in ash in 79 a.d from Mt Vesuvius. The ash preserved the city and held the bodies of the asphyxiated people.
It is a completely different tour than I thought. We are led past the gladiators training gym, an old theatre, bakery which had loaves of bread found in it, the justice house and see clay casts of people complete with their facial expressions when they died. Some of them have remainders of bones in them.
An area I ...
... called Mariastella, the owner of the apartment. But she didn’t answer. While asking for more directions, thank goodness she called us back. We were at another bus stop and she said to just wait there and she would walk over because we weren’t far away.
It was hot and we just wanted to get where we were going. Mel made me promise we would take a taxi back to the train station when the time came.
Mariastella (and her boyfriend) found us and ...
... this tour with Trafalgor.
After 2 hours of walking in St Peters, we bus toured Rome, seeing Coloseum, Forum, shopping
districts, followed by dinner, and ending with sleeping at midnight. Sleep, though only 5 houurs
Sunday morning, 8:15, toured Vatican, attended a unbelievable Mass on Palm Sunday along with 800,000 ...