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Pompei and Mount Vesuvius

Our second day trip was a short train ride out to tour Pompei and head to the summit of Mount Vesuvius.

We first caught a bus and then walked the remainder of the way to the edge of the crater.

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It was pretty crazy to look over the edge of this particularly famous volcano.

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The summit also offers views south along the coast and north towards Naples.

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And... there’s wine at the top! My kind of place!

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We then made our way back down to visit Pompei. I have to say that my expectations were exceeded. It is an amazing experience to wander through the ruins of a Roman town that is essentially frozen in time.

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You can see the main square,

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Remains of a ‘restaurant’ and a bakery,

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Temples,

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The amphitheater,

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And remains of affluent homes.

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There is also a section with plaster casts of the deceased,

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Liam was nerding out the whole time.. (I suppose I was too but on a lesser scale than my bro)

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Another successful day trip!

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Posted by elliehirch 12:45 Archived in Italy

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