The great city of Pompeii.
|Our apartment was large and air conditioned!|
|After this whole ordeal, all we did that night was eat some of Naples famous pizza and watch movies.|
Next day we left for our trip to Pompeii. The train ride over was a little bit confusing and really packed. But, this private train dropped you off right in front of the city, while TrenItalia dropped you off across town. Pompeii was incredible! Far larger than I ever had imagined. It was very hot and sunny, there was no protection from the sun. You could spend days in here. I've seen Roman ruins before. You really had to use your imagination. Not here. It was so well intact! My only wish is that instead of emptying the city of all it's artifacts, that they left them as they were, when they found them.
This was once the town square.
Many structures still had ceilings!
Many murals remain in good condition to this day.
There are many large warehouses that contain all the artifacts in Pompeii and back in Naples. Historically, the King of Naples is the one who discovered Pompeii and took most the artifacts.
One of the main arenas, they still use it for plays to this day.
The Main Colloseum, as seen in Pink Floyd in Pompeii!
In the Colosseum, they had a display of all of the dead bodies. This is the positions that they were in when they died
This really makes you think about life and how at any moment life could end.
Another one of the ampitheaters. They told us that nobility got the good seats in the front, and meet and greet passes, and the poor people got the cheap seats in the back... Not much has changed... haha
While we didn't get to do much in Naples, or see any of its castles, we still had a great time! We have some things to do next time we go to Naples. :)
Street performers in the streets of Naples.