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Pompei Scavi

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  • Day18

    Pompeii iii

    October 4 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Last few pics. It is just amazing. We would suggest that you with a get a tour guide or an audio guide. There is no information inside the ruins and the maps and paper guides are confusing and out of date which makes wandering quite difficult. It is definitely worth paying for a guide.

  • Day18

    Home Cooked Food

    October 4 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    We are staying in a lovely room with a view of Mount Vesuvius and last night the father in law of the owner cooked us dinner and it was beautiful. We sat outside with a bottle of wine and had the anti pasti you can see and genuine home cooked carbonara. The Visa View apartment in Pompeii is a little gem of a place.Read more

  • Day43

    Pompei - Part 3 - plaster people

    August 13 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    So after the ash and gas killed the population of Pompei they were entombed.
    The decompensation resulted in hollow “moulds” of their last resting positions.
    Someone centuries later on discovering these decided to fill them with liquid plaster and make the plaster casts figures seen today.

  • Day45

    PoMpEi

    August 6 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Pompei oder auch Pompeji ist eine Stadt in der süditalienischen Region Campania. Sie ist für die antike Stadt Pompeji bekannt, die durch den Ausbruch des Vesuv 79 n. Chr. verschüttet wurde. Zu den Ruinen zählen die mit Fresken versehene Mysterienvilla und das Amphitheater der Stadt. Im Ort steht das Heiligtum Unserer Lieben Frau vom Rosenkranz mit Mosaiken und einer gewaltigen Kuppel.

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  • Day18

    Pompeii

    October 4 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    What a marvellous preservation of ancient history. The excavations have been ongoing for 300 years and there is still so much to uncover.

  • Day272

    Pompeii

    March 25, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Camping Zeus was only a few hundred meters away from the entrance to Pompei ruins. The entrance ticket only entitled us to one entry, so with a picnic in our bag and camera in hand we headed in. The site was huge, but we took it one bit at a time, looking first at the covered baths whose walls depicted erotic art deemed unsuitable for children by the Vatican. We like to think of ourselves as quite liberal minded but in this case there may have been some justification, as even Will wouldd have classed it as pornography rather than erotic art!

    There was a mixture of emotions looking round, in one sense it was amazing to see the remains of such a large Roman settlement (20,000 people) so well preserved. In another sense, the reason for this state of preservation is so tragic. Despite the majority of residents having been evacuated, it is thought that some 2000 people perished here when Mount Vesuvius erupted and covered the town back in 79AD.

    Continuing further into the ruined city we saw room after ordinary room, helping to build up the impression of a functioning civilisation, an element that wasn't present at other Roman sites where the sole focus was on a large Amphitheatre or grand temple. Alongside the houses there was a basilica, a market place and several temples, their tall columns in various states of preservation. Large smooth dark cobblestones, sometimes interspersed with flecks of white marble, lined roads between the buildings. Will was particularly interested in the 'house of geometric mosaics' where the floor of each room displayed a different design. While the high walls often obscured any view beyond the city, the assembly areas frequently had a view of the still active Vesuvius volcano that wreaked such devastation.

    At around midday we were on the lookout for somewhere to eat our picnic when Will partially lost vision in both eyes. He had experienced this nearly a year ago and it had been diagnosed as a TIA (mini stroke). It lasted for around 30 minutes and had returned to normal when the site doctor and nurse arrived to check his blood pressure and pulse. They advised we go to hospital and called an ambulance that arrived at the entrance. The paramedics checked his vitals but by this time the site doctor had left us. The crew asked whether he had been wearing a hat and had drunk water, both of which we confirmed, but because there were no lasting symptoms, they advised we return to the van and have something to eat in the shade. It was a good thing Will had his European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) with him! We have been attempting to live healthier lives since last year's TIA but will redouble our efforts in light of today's sobering experience.
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  • Day13

    Solerno, Italy, part 2

    July 28 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Pompeii! Wow, wow, wow! The stories, the original city and, the bodies; incredible. We were there for two hours with our guide. It blows your mind that we're walking the streets of this great city and going into their homes that were destroyed 1,940 years ago.

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