Wednesday, June 20, 2018

June 20, 1969 Pompeii, Amalfi Drive, Sorrento

A busy touring day today as we board a bus to see the sights.  Our first stop was Pompeii to see 'more rubble'.  Actually I found it very interesting.  The city was buried by Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79.
Ruins of Pompeii with the Vesuvius
By ElfQrin [CC BY-SA 4.0], from Wikimedia Commons

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After our visit and history lesson, we drove to Amalfi for lunch.  I do not remember our lunch or anything about Amalfi, but I do remember the drive on the Amalfi Coast road.  Aiye-yi-yi. 

We took the road to Sorrento, which I also don't remember and then back to Naples.  Maybe it is because I had my eyes closed most of the way?  We are worn out and just want to sleep.

Expenses are only $2.40.

10 comments:

  1. When I visit such places I try to be interested for the sake of the guide, but often I'm not!

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    1. Until I read the diary I could not even remember being in Sorrento. That coast road I will never forget.

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  2. Trouble is we are spoilt over here most of the roads are so very wide. Although I always surprised me the road past the asparagus farm is hardly 2 cars wide with a speed limit of 80 Kms/hr. Ridiculous. Now I see that thar mountain!!

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    1. Of course, they do drive much smaller cars over there.

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  3. I would think Pompeii would be interesting to see in person, especially these days when we see the destruction of the lava in Hawaii.

    betty

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    1. I loved walking around those ruins, sad as they are.

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  4. Pompeii was fascinating to me! They were so far ahead of their time and obliterated so tragically.

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    1. It was one of our most interesting stops.

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  5. I would love to see Pompeii and always have been fascinated with this ancient city. They just found another body and I had to laugh because some boulder smacked this poor guy right in the head. The driving in Europe is crazy and up mountains is beyond nuts

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    1. A long time ago I saw a program that theorized what happened to the people there when the eruption occurred. Pretty crazy.

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