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Piazza Bartolo Longo

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    • Day 4

      Pompeji - 24. August 79 n. Chr.

      March 17, 2018 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

      Mit dem Zug geht es nach Pompeji - es ist trocken und gar nicht so kalt.
      Alleine die Vorstellung in der Hauptreisezeit mit Tausenden anderen hier zu gehen lässt mich schaudern.
      Der Plan ist gar nicht so einfach zu lesen und so gönne ich mir ein entspanntes Schauen.
      Alles ist top gepflegt; einige Häuser werden gerade restauriert - das was ich heute sehe beeindruckt mich sehr.
      Ich muss auf den Weg achten - alles ist glatt geschliffen und sehr uneben.
      Porta Marina- Tempio di Apollo- Teatro Piccolo - Tempio di Iside - Casa del Menandro - casa della Venere in Conchiglia - Thermopollum di Vetutius Placidus - Casa del Fauno ..... welch klingende Namen!
      3 Stunden bin ich bereits unterwegs - und dann fängt es leider zu regnen an. Und erstmals habe ich meinen Schirm im Hotel gelassen - sei es, ich komme sicher wieder.
      Zurück in Neapel knurrt mein Magen schon bedenklich und so ist es Zeit für die einzig wahre Pizza- Käse, Tomaten und Basilikum.
      In einer unscheinbaren Pizzeria nahe Dante, ein Glas Wein dazu - PERFEKT!
      Ich lasse mich noch ein wenig treiben und dann fahre ich zurück nach Pozzuoli - wieder einmal mit müden Füßen.
      Ich schlendere noch durch die Stadt - ein besonderes Licht nachdem es auch hier geregnet hat.
      Am späteren Abend gewittert es ordentlich, dazu schüttet es - wow, ein richtiges Frühlingsgewitter.
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    • Day 3

      Nápoles, Pompeia, Meta e Sorrento

      May 22, 2013 in Italy ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

      Hoje inicia-se uma nova fase da viagem. Vou deixar Roma por alguns dias e fazer um pequeno tour pela Costa Amalfitana iniciando por Nápoles e Pompeia.
      Fiz o check-out no B&B, mas deixei a bagagem maior, pois voltarei para o mesmo local daqui a 5 dias.
      Uma van me pegou no Hotel e me levou até a Agência responsável pelo tour onde fui acomodado em um um ônibus com outros passageiros.
      A primeira parada foi em Nápoles onde visitamos as principais atrações turísticas da cidade e depois seguimos para as ruínas de Pompeia, onde almoçamos. Após a visita espetacular das ruínas seguimos viagem ate nosso hotel Alimure Mar, em frente ao mar, em Meta, próximo à Peninsula de Sorrento, onde passaria minha primeira noite do passeio.
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    • Day 5

      Ancient Pompei

      September 25, 2011 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

      Today I had booked a day excursion to the ancient city of Pompei, in the south of Italy near Naples. It was an early and a long drive in the bus. As we travelled south, it became evident that the region was struggling economically, with so many buildings decaying and falling apart.

      After a short time in Naples, we drove to Pompei, situated close to the famous Mt Vesuvius. It was a fascinating wander through the extensive streets of this doomed city.

      We did not get back to Rome until late in the evening.
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    • Day 15

      Pompei

      August 13, 2021 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 34 °C

      Schwere Entscheidung: eigentlich wollten wir (trotz Hitze) heute zum Vesuv rauf, aber Corona-bedingt war die Anfahrt umständlich (mit eigenem PKW/Camper z.B. nicht möglich), und vor allem war der nächste freie Slot erst in 3 Tagen verfügbar... 😢

      Kurzentschlossen machte ich mich bereits heute auf den Heimweg, und das hieß auch Abschied nehmen von Flo, Sophie, Livia und Emily - die waren ja noch ne weitere Woche in Italien unterwegs.

      War ne echt coole Zeit mit denen, hat sehr viel Spaß gemacht, und unglaublich was wir in 2 Wochen alles erlebt, gesehen und besucht haben!!! Bis bald Buchis!!!!
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    • Day 14

      Pompei

      August 12, 2021 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 34 °C

      Heutiges Ziel erreicht: Pompei! Direkt gegenüber des Haupteinganges fanden wir auch einen vernünftigen Stellplatz. Nach kurzer Überlegung (es war ja "erst" 17 Uhr und lange genug hell, und evtl. kühler als morgen Vormittag) besuchten wir bereits heute den Archäologischen Park Pompei.

      Sehr beeindruckend, und bestimmt hätte man dort mehr als "nur" 2,5 Stunden verbringen können, aber das vielleicht mal wenn es nicht über 40 Grad hat... 😮

      Abendessen gab es heute mal wieder im Restaurant - direkt neben/am Campingplatz - praktisch!

      258 km
      5 Std.
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    • Day 14

      Day 14: Pompeii, Italy

      July 4, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

      Pompeii was the town that was destroyed when Mount Vesuvius erupted. They've actually built a whole new city around it, but they've kept the ruins and it's pretty big. We spent four hours there and still didn't feel like we saw much.

      For those who ever go, we highly suggest a walking tour. It's confusing and hard to get all the information without a tour guide and the audio tours weren't the best. We didn't know we could go to the entrance and wait for them to collect a larger tour for us to take it with a bunch of people as the tour guide said it would be 100 Euros for just the two of us. Regardless, the sights were really cool and it was interesting to see how they lived back then. They even had mummified bodies of the people. It was hard to look at. Since they were covered in ash, they were able to fill them with plaster and show the position and what they looked like after carving the excess away.

      For the night, we went to a nice restaurant and had amazing spaghetti and meatballs and pasta with seafood. We also went to Lush and H&M which made us have a nice taste of back home.
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    • Day 5

      Hangover Day

      July 6, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

      Bis Nachts um 5 feiern gehen und am nächsten Tag bei 35°C Pompeii besichtigen? Wir hatten wohl schon bessere Ideen 🤣. Nachdem ich Cait erst einmal aufwecken musste, da sie nach nur 2 Stunden schlaf ihren Wecker nicht gehört hatte gingen wir zusammen Frühstücken. Danach machten wir uns auf sen Weg zur Metro. Leider mussten wir dort festzustellen, dass diese wegen eines Streiks nicht fuhren. Zwar war es nicht sehr weit zum Bahnhof, doch dank unseres Katers kam er uns eeewig vor. Wie wir den Tag in Pompeii überstanden haben? Mit viel gejammere 😅. Ja ich weiß, wer feiern kann ... 🤷 Doch es hat sich wirklich gelohnt nach Pompeii zu fahren. Wir waren absolut fasziniert von den fast 2000 Jahre alt Ruinen (Ja wir haben auch etwas gelernt bei unserem Ausflug 😉). Glücklicherweise war Cait nach etwa 2 Stunden genauso k.o. wie ich. Zurück im Hostel verzogen wir uns beide in unsere Zimmer um etwas Schlaf nachzuholen. Einige Zeit später traf ich im Gemeinschaftsraum auf 3 Jungs, die gerade angereist waren. Einer war aus den USA und die anderen beiden (was für ein Zufall) aus Australien 🇦🇺. Während wir uns unterhielten gesellten sich immer mehr unserer Mitbewohner zu uns und am Ende saßen wir zu 10. zusammen und beschlossen etwas Essen zu gehen. Es war wirklich toll Menschen aus so vielen unterschiedlichen Nationen kennenzulernen. (Australien, Tunesien, USA, Finnland, Mexico). Highlight des Tages war ein Geschenk von Kate: ein kleiner Koala mit australischer Flagge 🐨❤️.Read more

    • Day 62

      Naples, never! Pompeii, please!

      January 13, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

      Go to a small town as far away from Naples as possible but where you are still able to visit Pompeii and Herculaneum. I shall not start on how I do not have a liking for Naples. I will, however, tell you about how I loved Pompeii.

      Pompeii is situated 7km from the volcano Mount Vesuvius. In 62AD a devastating earthquake severely damaged Pompeii, with some of the devastation still present today. The town busied themselves for the next 17 years rebuilding their homes, shops, palaces and temples. Unbeknownst to them, on August 24 at 1pm Mount Vesuvius was to erupt and that would be the death of almost all villagers in Pompeii and Herculaneum. Destroying the village where they had all worked so hard to rebuild.

      Our guide, Alex, guided us through what Mt Vesuvius, decided to leave behind for us to wander through and I was just shocked. I was able to see exactly how the Vesuvians lived, what their houses, palaces, shops, city centres, restaurant and fast food joins and piazzas looked like as well as the brothel and what food they ate almost 1950 years ago.

      One thing amongst many that amazed me about Pompeii was the graffiti. Don’t worry, it’s not modern graffiti like we know but ancient scratchings, which is the Latin translation of graffiti. During the games held in the amphitheater, children would stay in the street and write and draw (graffiti) stories on the street walls and kerbs. Advertisements for shops, restaurants and political elections were graffitied on the walls of shops, houses, streets and kerb by many villagers and merchants. This gave us a great insight into the daily lives of the people of Pompeii from over 1950 years ago.

      Frescoes and mosaics were still present in some of the houses and palaces as well as some bed and door frames.

      What was most devastating to see was the plaster casts of children, adults and even dogs who suffered through the 600C pyroclastic heat from the eruption. They were stunned in their last movement, last breath. This was more prominent in Herculaneum but I could barely glimpse at it in Pompeii.

      As I neared the end of my visit in Pompeii, 5 and a half hours later, I had a very guilty realisation about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. If it never erupted and preserved the village of Pompeii, we would be guessing about the life from 2000 years ago. What food they ate, what their homes looked like, how they occupied their time, what tools they used and many more. I am very grateful for that but yet was holding back tears as I discovered more and more about Pompeii.
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    • Day 5

      Pompei

      May 15, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

      A little lie in before getting the train to Pompei. The service to Pompei is excellent, 2 euro and 40 minutes you are there.

      The weather is a bit changeable between rain and lovely sunshine. That does not dampen the spirits or the splender of the ruins. I was amazed by the extent of the ruins. I was walking round for about 4 hours and I still did see everything. Could of wandered round of another 4 hours and I don’t think I would of seen everythingRead more

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