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Pompei

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  • Day18

    Pompeii ii

    October 4, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    More from what has been an excellent day touring Pompeii. It is huge and It is incredible to think how much material has been removed in order to expose the ruins. Work is still continuing with much of the area still to be unearthed. You will need all day to visit this site and you will need plenty of food and drink especially in the summer when there is no relief from the sunRead more

  • Day43

    Pompei- part 1

    August 13, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Great 4 hours out at Pompei.
    Easily got the early train after purchasing our “walking tour with an archaeologist” tickets-this was the best option after researching it.
    Francesca our guide was Informative with the basics of what we were looking at starting with the gate to the city, the Basillica etc.
    We learnt that even before Vesuvius covered it in ash and killed people with poisonous gases in 79AD, the City was being rebuilt due to an earthquake several years earlier.
    The Romans certainly knew how to make roads with drainage, buildings with pipework and the most amazing frescos and mosaics-the photos couldn’t do it justice
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  • Day24

    Pompeii

    October 13, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    We caught the Freccarossa fast train from Rome to Naples...reaching up to 298kph on the way. Our driver and mercedes van were waiting for us at the station and drove us to the Pompeii ruins. A private guide then took us for a 2 hour tour of the ruins which was fantastic! After the tour she took us back to a restaurant, where the driver was waiting, who then summoned the waiter who set us up at the best table in the place...we felt like VIP's! After lunch the driver (who had waited for us for 3 hours by this stage), took us to our AirBnB at Sorrento.

    Unbelievable story of the burial of Pompeii from the rocks and ash from Mt. Vesuvius. Very interesting...
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  • Day45

    24. August 79 (nach Christus)

    August 6, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    ... in 18 Tagen vor genau 1940 Jahren brach der Vulkan Vesuv mit einer apokalyptischen pyroklastischen Explosion aus und darauffolgenden Tsunamiwellen 🤕😣

    Danach war Nichts mehr wie es vorher war.
    Um einen Eindruck davon zu erhalten 🌋

    https://youtu.be/dY_3ggKg0Bc
    https://youtu.be/yHE1LonwC8E

  • Day11

    Pompeii

    May 18, 2019 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 18 °C

    Today we set off by Metro using our Campania cards, which gave us free travel and museum entry in the Naples area. We took the train headed toward Sorrento, as instructed, but unfortunately we got on the wrong line. Along with two other sets of tourists, a father and son and a couple, we decided to all get off together, at what we then found was a largely abandon station! Anyway, the correct train eventually arrived, and we arrived at the correct station, and headed to Scavi Vesuvi - the ruins of Pompeii.

    Pompeii was quite a large city, with a big amphitheatre and 25 brothels! There are many taverns, bakeries and temples surrounding the forum and the basilica.

    It must have been a very malodorous city, with the inset cobbled roads with ruts of cartwheels intact (see photo) , and raised stepping stones intermittently to protect the feet from the sewage that must have flowed in the streets!

    The casts of the bodies found were eerie, but very interesting. We spent several hours here, along with many many other tourists (it was a very busy Saturday), then headed towards our next stop, Herculaneum.
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  • Day16

    Naples & Pompeii - Day 15 Tour

    August 11, 2019 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 24 °C

    About to head off on our Naples and Pompeii tour, soooo early in the morning 😁😁😁

    Long hooot, humid day while in Australia it's snowing every where just about.

    We drive to Naples and did a drive through of the town, the water was beautiful and aspects of the city are the same, but I feel Roma is a nicer city.

    From there we went onto lunch, traditional Italian pizza which was quite nice and caught up with our other tour mates.

    Pompeii, what can I say, so we'll preserved and looked after and huge.

    Back to Roma for a late dinner, a Magnum ice cream with the lot and off to bed. We are catching the train in the morning to Florence.
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  • Day4

    Pompei

    June 18, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Skulpturen, Ausgrabungen, Vesuv, Vulkan, Villa di Misteri, Sonne, Brunnen, viel trinken, Sonnenschutz, Schatten gesucht, tolle Eindrücke, Geschichte, unbegreiflich, Terrazzo, Wandmalerei, konserviert, Säulen, Sichtachsen, Eindrücke, Erlebnisse, unvorstellbar, viel größer als ich gedacht habe, Fahrrillen in den Straßen, Anfiteatro, Casa del Fauno, Steinfliesen, Hauseingänge, Kunstwerke, ArchäologieRead more

  • Day5

    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

  • Day2

    Pompeii

    May 2, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    After a good night with only small need for ear plugs, we set off for Garibaldi Station to catch the train to Pompeii. We caught the 10.07 and enjoyed coastal views. Arriving at Pompeii we took the shuttle to the archaeological site. After €5 a cup Cafes we entered the old ruined city and were blown away by the scale, not only of the size of the whole site but the scale of the buildings and state of preservation. The whole place was truly amazing.
    We entered by the teatro which also housed the gladiators accommodation, the teatro had a roof originally to improve acoustics. There is roman grafitti in the plaster walls as you leave. Then we were on to well-worn Roman streets on a neat grid system, the surface made of large fitted stones of lava and you could also see tracks worn by carts and there are stepping stone to aid pedestrian crossing. There are countless grand villas, with entrances ways decorated with mosaics, atria with pool beneath, tables, beautiful decorated walls and gardens to the rear. There is a laundry and several fast-food outlets. A vineyard, orchard and huge enclosed training ground. At the far end is the 20,000 seat amfiteatro, the first ever and half sunk in the ground, so you go down through a tunnel to enter.
    Lunch was of local cheeses and salad on stone seats. Then we crossed the city towards the Forum and central temples. The city was famously enveloped by pyroclastic ash and gas cloud in 79 AD. This killed the occupants who were taken by surprise, and buried buildings for nearly 2,000 years, preserving many things as they were.
    The scale and sophistication defy description.
    Our journey back was by the Cicumvesuvium line, which was much more crowded and basic than going. Quick supermarket sweep and we dined on chicken and chips with local Fiano and Malvasia Nera wine.
    The day was not done as we found a small bar for post dinner drinks, grappa, beer and watery carafe of wine. Liverpool just scraped past Roma into the final of the Champions League.
    The locals outside the bar opposite get louder as the evening progressed and were still going strong at 3am, making the ear plugs provided an essential.
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  • Day29

    Getting to Pompei

    September 24, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Up early for the train from Termini to Tiburtina, transfer to the bus station and on the bus. This was a sentence written without much turmoil. On the day however, everything was pretty easy until we got to the bus station, only to be met with chaos. It was bound to happen since I am sure I had only uttered the day before that the train and bus network in France and Italy had worked like clockwork, down to the minute just about. We arrived at the bus station at least an hour ahead of schedule, where there was absolutely no indication of what to do next. A line of angry people were lined up at the "ticket office" (although perhaps they were not angry, just speaking in dramatic Italian). One guy did dare to queue jump, at which time there was a bit of anger directed at him - that much can be deduced without the need to understand the language.

    It would appear the board which told you which platform you had to go to was broken, and with only one girl working the counter (despite another man standing around behind her doing what looked like "nothing"), she didn't really care to help people. To be fair, she may have just been sick of being yelled at about the broken billboard despite it only being 7.30am.

    So the only way to know which bus you had to get on, was to stand around, wait for one of your bus company's buses to pull in, rush to the bay to see if that was yours, and bravo if it was. So, that is exactly what we did. Bit of a trial run for tomorrow because we are going to be back here to catch the same bus company to Siena.

    The bus journey was great and we drove past Vesuvius and through Naples. That was an eye-opener! Imagine scouting for a post-apocalyptic movie location - do yourself a favour and go to Naples - will save heaps of time! Graffiti, overgrown, run-down, neglected, slums, rubbish everywhere, mafia-controlled, barely habitable...
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Pompei, Pompeya, Помпеи

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