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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Naples

We are in the beautiful city of Naples, Italy.  The cruise ship docked at the pier on August 3, 2010 at 8:00 a.m. and we left the pier at 8:45 a.m. to see the Ruins of Pompeii. 

Naples, Italy is the boisterous birthplace of marinara boasts churches, palazzi and museums galore.  Nearby is Pompeii where meticulous excavation has bared the soul of a city frozen in time since AD 79.  


From the pier, it was a 45-minute ride by motor coach to the remarkable ruins of Pompeii, perfectly preserved since the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in AD 79.  Vesuvius is best known for the eruption of AD 79 that led to the destruction of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum and the deaths of up to 25,000 people.  It has erupted many times since and is today regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of the population of 3,000,000 people living nearby.  During our tour of Pompeii we learned about the excavation technique and what the residents were doing at the time of the eruption, and we gained an insight into the lives of the ancient Romans as we discover baths, theatres, temples, markets and the huge forum.  We stopped at a local cameo factory before returning to the ship and back to the present-day.  What an amazing sight to see.  The Ruins of Pompeii

I hope you have enjoyed your visit. And, I am joining  Little Red House for Mosaic Monday. Please link back to A Little Red House to see some amazing Mosaics.

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xoxo
Betty

5 comments:

  1. thankyou for the photos and sharing your travels with us - great pics and happy travelling!

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  2. Betty, I was in Pompeii about 10 years ago and found it to be a strangely eerie and depressing place, and I could not forget about that active volcano looming in the distance! I loved italy, though, and I hope you have a wonderful trip! Linda

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  3. Very lovely photos of Pompeii. Your photos made me thnk I would like to go back there one day..... Did you visit other places in Italy?

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  4. I didn't realize there were ruins. I thought everything had been buried. Very nice mosaic. I, too, would be a bit on edge being so close by!

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  5. What an amazing part of the world. I haven't been there for years, but like the idea of a cruise as a trip down memory lane. Great photos!

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