Trip Start Apr 10, 2010
174Trip End Apr 10, 2011
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Just a short way down the road is a place called Friscati, a former Pope's holiday spot, now famous for its Friscati wine. As we walked about we were able to look out upon the massive flats below and over the expanse of the massive city of Rome.
Being so out of pocket for the week, not even being able to buy a boobie biscuit, the next couple of days we haunted the auto-grill on the highway. Its pretty much a free caravan park.
When the week rolled over to Sunday, we could being spending all our money again. So we hightailed it 200km south to the famous Mt. Vesuvius! We drove bigwig perilously up the entire height of the volcano, some 1281m. He hated us. When we got up though we scrambled to the summit, a near sheer footpath covered in slippery volcanic gravel.
When we got to the top Jena busted her thong and Joel gave her his and went barefoot. He felt like a hobbit climbing mount doom! So it wasn’t so bad.
The view at the top was epic, looking right out over Naples and the ocean, dotted with islands. The day was so clear and bright. Looking into the deep crater was very impressive, in some sections steam still rose, making everyone humbled by the fact that Vesuvius is still very active.
This volcano has been the life-long dream of Jena’s to climb, and it was such a wonderful day to do it on. Leaving us chomping at the bit to see Pompei.