Picture Journey through Pompeii

Pompeii

 

 

One of the main places that the family wanted to visit was Pompeii.  It was so wonderful seeing my cousins so excited for each room and every fresco.  It is just amazing how the entire city was buried and has been excavated so well.

You truly can get a sense of what it would be like to live in ancient times when walking through Pompeii.  The state of how well it was preserved is remarkable.  How paintings can still be on the walls after 2,000 years is fascinating.

Mosaics in Pompeii

Mosaics in Pompeii

frescos

Frescos on the wall.

 

streets of Pompeii

Streets of Pompeii

Many layers

Many layers

After touring Pompeii the family wanted to hike to the top of Mt. Vesuvius, the most dangerous volcano in the world!  I have to say, we would never have made the hike without them.  But now we can say we have hiked a volcano!  For me it was definitely a challenge!

The most shocking part was looking down into the volcano.  I expected it to be a deep, dark hole and it was nothing like that.  It was actually filled with rubble.  The best part was the views of Naples from the top.

 

Views from Mt. Vesuvius

Views from Mt. Vesuvius

still steaming

It is still steaming!

We made it to the top!!

We made it to the top!!

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