Dr Nat was excited to have her first of several gelatos.
|Lunch was across the street from Pompeii|
Pompeii was amazing and they just let us walk around and touch just about everything
Pompeii was a city of 20,000 people when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. Only 2,000 people survived because they evacuated and didn't come back for their belongings.
|Dane the dog whisperer found this dog that followed him around and got many pets. The dog actually belonged to the owner of the pizza place where we had lunch.|
You can see the wagon wheel marks in the stone so perfectly preserved for over 2000 years.
Everything was preserved because the ash buried the city very quickly and suddenly.
|Many of the rooms in the homes had beautiful paintings. The bakery shop and its brick oven.|
|Since we were visiting in the off season hardly any people were there.|
They found tons of terracotta pots. They were able to fill cavities with plaster and then excavated that and got perfect shapes of people and animals. It was sad to know that these people died in the ash.
The people were quite the craftsmen and did beautiful tile work. They laid white stone in the pathways so they could see at night. They also had running water and the pipes were even preserved. Pompeii was very interesting!!We had a beautiful hotel that overlooked the water and this cool fort and out further the Island of Capri. About 11:00 at night they had a very loud and cool fireworks show right on the pier in front of the hotel which was a surprise to the tired travelers.