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Thursday, March 13, 2014

I loved Naples!

Oh, It's so wonderful to remember 
Good Times!

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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  1. We visited Pompeii in September 2013. Quite an experience. We stayed in Sorrento one afternoon and night before leaving to tour Pompeii. They did stress the act that Vesuvius could erupt at any time. I can't image the destruction and horror. Even with modern technology with that many people it would be a major problem to evacuate.

    1. It is so amazing to see people living so close to the mountain. I would love to visit Italy again someday...

  2. Looks like a great trip, Betty. I have been to Italy, but only as far south as Rome. I think there is a movie about Pompeii coming out soon - should be interesting. Thanks for sharing your trip with us!


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