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Mystery house frescos - how good are they!!
Life and Death at the Foot of Vesuvius

October 22nd 2016
<em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">Day 268 Wednesday 12th October 2016 – Florence to Naples I may have warned Scott about Naples but secretly I am so excited to be returning, I loved it and hope it lives up to those memories. First we have to get there, grabbed a bite at the station and waited to board our train, it was another high speed one that took 3 ... read more
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Italian Flag 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
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26th October 2016

Oh happy day!
So thrilled that both of you loved Napoli and the sites, and it wasn't overly crowded! Great score with your pension, seafood and wine, time with the Cristo velato and that Alexander mosaic--both so splendid. Big positive change since I was there 17 years ago. Those trains to Sorrento (and the archaeological sites) used to be full of Roma women begging in pitiful whining, totally annoying voices--you would have noticed them. And I made use of that mafia ER in the public hospital after spraining my ankle on those stone streets in Pompeii in a hail storm. You were right--it was bedlam (but free)! Hope your last stops also leave you with sweet memories!
26th October 2016

Oh happy day!
Only spotted the occasional Roma and one was a family tackling each other on the crowded train back from Pompeii. Shelley coped it bad with them when she was here 30 years ago as well, so it would appear they have settled down or moved on. Have seen heaps of tourists on crutches in Italy it would appear that it is still the "must have" Italian souvenir.
27th October 2016

Just gorgeous!

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