We have spent an incredible two weeks in Italy and before we journeyed home, we made a few more stops. Our wonderful guide, Sandra, suggested we do a tour of Pompeii followed by an afternoon in Sorrento. The fast train in Italy is amazing. A three hour car ride takes one hour so we left early in the morning, and made it to the city of Naples before 9am.
The Fast Train
Pompeii was just a short drive away and neither Bob or I were prepared for the beauty left in the ruins of this Roman city. In 79 A.D., the city was buried by the unexpected eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The city, which was basically left intact, was submerged in a thick layer of volcanic material where it was left untouched until excavation began in 1748. If you don’t know the history of Pompeii, it’s definitely worth checking out.
View from the Bath House
A Pizza Oven
A Road in the City
The Interior of a Home
After our tour of Pompeii, we took a short drive to Sorrento where we had another delicious lunch and spent the afternoon walking the city. Unfortunately, it started to rain, but we were prepared and the wet weather did nothing to diminish a beautiful afternoon.
As I write this post, I am back in the comfort of my home. After two weeks away, it’s always nice to get back to a routine again, however, I will never forget our Italian adventure and a piece of my heart will forever remain in Italy. Arrivederci!
Have a great week!
“Even now I miss Italy dearly, I dream about it every night.” – Eila Hiltunen