Roman Ruins and Stunning Sorrento
Sep 20, 2012
Nov 13, 2012
Onward to the stunning location of Sorrento. We hit the shops, strolled along the alleyways, had dinner and finished with a 3 flavour gelato. Oh, it was good to be back.
Disembarked at Bari on the eastern coast of Italy and drove across country to reach Ercolano to see the excavated site of Herculanneum which had been buried under 16 metres of molten rock when Mt Vesuvius erupted on 24th August, 79AD. Even though we'd seen it before, we saw new sites and developed a whole new appreciation of its history. Only one quarter of the site has been excavated, the rest of it lies beneath the modern town of Retsina and so is unlikely to ever be completed. It is an impressive insight into life at that time though, and is such a compact site that it's easy to get around it and see most things.