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Published: October 16th 2018
Day 6 - Pompeii
- One the most famous Roman sites in the world, but Pompeii was just another Roman seaside resort until Mount Vesuvius
erupted. Thousands of people has been killed and the whole city was buried under a blanket of volcanic ash, forgotten until it was unearthed by explorers 1800 years later. Preserved like a photo of Roman life frozen in time.
We arrive at Pompeii, and the first thing you notice is its size. Although no one knows for sure, it’s estimated that 20,000 people lived here and the archaeological site covers over 100+ acres, so you could easily spend a week wandering around it all. The tour guide was so good that it brought the history around us to life.
The layer of ash did an amazing job of preserving the details of the buildings, from the colorful frescoes and ornate mosaics to the underground engineering used to heat the baths. You can even still see the colorful paintings in the entrance to the brothel describing the different positions customers could choose from! The way to the brothel was well marked so that prospective customers would not lose way (this you've got to see for yourself,
HEHEHE) Welcome to Amalfi Coast
Because it’s just so beautiful. It looks like it’s straight out of a fairy-tale. Amalfi Coast is a stunning coastline in Southern Italy with steep cliffs that drop right into the sea creating a dramatic union of land, sea and sky. Positano
We stopped for lunch and had spaghetti, salad and wine as part of our tour. Then we just walked around and went to the beach. The town is quite small so you can easily cover all of it on foot in less than a day. But it's so gorgeous that you can just soak in the views for hours. Sorrento
Sorrento, a charming little town that sits on the cliffs overlooking the Bay of Naples. The town of Sorrento best known for its main produce – lemons and oranges. It was here, in Sorrento, that limoncello, Italy’s most famous liqueur was invented. Limoncello is a traditional yellow liquor made from lemon zest, water, sugar, and alcohol.
Another thing to love about Sorrento is souvenir shopping. There are plenty of little old shops where you can buy the ceramics, handmade lacework, and intarsio (fine wood inlay carvings)
that are produced in the area. And, of course it’s a perfect place to grab your hand-crafted piece of cameo jewelry from an Italian master. You’ll find earrings, necklaces, bracelets, pendants, and rings in the cameo style. To make sure you’re buying an authentic cameo piece, hold it up against a bright light. If your cameo is carved out of shell, you should be able to see through it and make out the entire silhouette of the design. The drive is just so beautiful that it leaves you speechless. The town has a lively vibe with people relaxing by the sea or walking by the main market area. Finally, we headed back to Sorrento and then Naples.
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