Pompeii & Herculaneum September 11th 2019 Ilaria and Antonia picked us up at 8am for our journey to Pompeii. Pompeii had been a port town in ancient times and was destroyed progressively over about 3 days of volcanic action. We went past the ancient rock tombs and into the theatre, bathhouse, House of Menander, brothel and city square.
After a 20 minute drive, we arrived at Sorrentino winery for lunch. We had courses with matching wine ... read more
Europe » Italy » Campania » Pompei Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more