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Europe » Italy » Campania » Ercolano October 13th 2013

I have now found out more about the pending documentary aboard the Royal Princess. Roisin received an email from the company explaining that during our cruise there will be a film crew on-board filming footage for a new six-part observational documentary series looking at life on-board Royal Princess. It is scheduled to appear on ITV next summer (2014), The documentary will follow the lives of the ship's crew and passengers. Filming will be taking place on-board Royal Princess between 14th October and 24th November 2013 with consenting crewmembers and passengers alike. The production company behind this series, Pulse Films, have won all sorts of awards. As part of their initial research, Roisin has been asked (probably along with many other passengers) to complete and return a questionnaire. The questionnaire asked stuff like where have you been? ... read more
A threat still looms over a doomed city
Looking down a road in the heart of Ercolano!
Roisin outside where once stood a villa!

Europe » Italy » Campania » Ercolano October 3rd 2011

Der letzte Eintrag ist bereits etwas länger her, dafür habe ich umso mehr erlebt, von dem ich euch berichten kann. Ein Highlight war das Besteigen des Vesuvs (ja genau, der Berg von den Postkarten und Pizzadeckeln, der eigentlich ein Vulkan ist ;) ). Ein noch etwas größeres Highlight war aber die Fahrt bis auf halbe Höhe, von wo aus der Fußmarsch begann. Lena und ich fuhren erstmal mit dem Bummelzug Richtung Ercolano, eine kleine Stadt unter der das antike Herculaneum liegt. Es gibt auch einen Touristenzug, der nur für Touristen interessanten Haltestellen anfährt. Leider verpassten wir diesen aber sowohl auf dem Hin- als auch auf dem Rückweg, (Und sonst eigentlich auch immer) und lernten auf diesem Wege Orte mit weniger Einwohnern als Buchstaben kennen. (Merke: Je länger der Ortsname, desto kleiner der Ort!). Gerade aus der ... read more

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Europe » Italy » Campania » Ercolano July 19th 2011

It seems like our honeymoon was a million miles away now but I still haven’t finished writing all of my blogs. Ercolano, or as it was known in AD 79 Herculaneum, is another place that got destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius along with Pompeii. After our tour around Pompeii we went with our tour guide to Herculaneum. Herculaneum is much smaller than Pompeii in terms of how much has been excavated however this does not mean there is less interesting stuff to see. At the entrance there is a slope leading down to Herculaneum, which is buried under what is now Ercolano. As you peer over the slope you can see where the sea used to meet this extremely well preserved place. I am absolutely fascinated with history and over the years I have ... read more
Us in Herculaneum
Where the sea would have been
An amzing mosaic

Europe » Italy » Campania » Ercolano June 9th 2010

The villas of the noble families in Herculaneum (Ercolano) are really numerous. There are known about 200 of them and the Association of the Vesuvian Villas trys to attract attention to about 120 of them. 3 best buildings and gardens are in reconstruction and 2 of them is possible to visit. In my previous post here I told I wanted to visit them on June, 6, during the National Day of Italian Villas. Tha sun was shyning, I found a friend who wanted to come with me (I'm afraid sincerely to walk there alown and was happy when she said me she wants to walk there together) On my photo is Royal palace situating not far from the very first in Italy raylway station opend in 1839. It's the building on the left here: The best ... read more

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