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What is Pompeii
Pompeii is in Campania.
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Agerola | Amalfi | Boat rent | Ercolano | Herculaneum | Mount Vesuvius | Pompei | Positano | Praiano | Ravello | Scafati | Sorrento | Vico Equense
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"(When Vesuvius erupted in 1767 and ministers pleaded with him to find a safe, permanent home for the collection, Charles of Bourbon replied that if the worst happened and they were buried anew, they would be the crowning joy of excavators' digs 2,000 years hence.)."
"Mount Vesuvius is perhaps best known for its eruption in Roman times (24 August 79 AD), described  by Pliny the younger, when Pompeii and Herculaneum were destroyed."
"When Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79, Pliny the Younger, who later recorded the event, thought the end of the world had come."
"Today, almost two decades later, it is Naples that has erupted in an unending flow of cultural excitement while Il Vesuvio (Vesuvius) slumbers: the city's new state-of-the-art metro system is now a showcase graced with artworks by contemporary greats and young local sculptors; a renaissance of southern Italian cooking is making headlines around the world; and more and more travelers with a been-there, done-that take on Rome, Florence, and other capitals of northern Italy are setting a southward course."
"Learn about the ancient history of Vesuvius and see pictures of more recent eruptions and artifacts from its most famous eruption in."
"Various trips available from Sorrento base including Rome (3hours away) Naples (1 hour) Capri -20 min ferry ride and the volcano of Vesuvius which is still live!! Hotels standards good mainly 3 star and above always worth paying the extra for a seaview room here some hotels are on steep hills above the town itself but lots of minibuses take tourists up and down -unless they want to hire a moped of course!! Tour Operator: Thomson."
"Naples, though, in sight of the Vesuvius volcano, conceals treasures like superb museums, palaces and Gothic churches."
"Ever since Pliny the Younger described the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79, the city has been the stuff of books, scholarly and frivolous, and a perfect subject for the big screen."
"Its territory, particularly the iconic sight of the gulf of Naples, along with the colorful folklore (the pizza, the celebrated Mount Vesuvius, the music) is recognized abroad as on of the most powerful symbolic images of Italy."
"Alan Chorozy . . . 2 August 79 was a disastrous day for the city Pompeii but a very fortunate one for archeology, for on that day the outbreak of the Vesuvius volcano created one of the largest archeological sites in the world, which covers both the cities Pompeii and Herculaneum."
"Is it a sense of doom from living in the shadow of Vesuvius that makes many Neapolitans so volatile, perhaps so seemingly blind to everything but the pain or pleasure of the moment."
Pompeii is easily approached by train from Sorrento and Napoli. The train station is right at the door of the area. If you like history and wandering around ancient ruins, this place is a goldmine. The area is quite big and there is a good amount of things to see, expect to spend at least a couple of hours there. You can get a leaflet that explains what each building was, which opens up the ancient Roman life a bit more. There are also audio guides available for cost. The ruins of Amphitheatre and some of the other buildings are quite well preserved and you can almost hear the people of ancient Pompeii chatting and watching the show, really amazing.
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Sorrento is one of the best summer vacation destinations I've been to. Warm weather, oftern sunny, excellent views from the cliffs to the mediterranean sea. The food is good and there are lots restaurants in the city. A bit touristic though, but you can always rent a boat and get away of it all.
A beautiful island off the coast of Italy, very nice views from the cliffs and some extremely nice restaurants. The island is home for lots of jetsetters during the high season, with lots of life. A lot of high class designer clothes shops in the center to serve the rich and the needy in their quest to be fashionable. Be sure to check out the blue cave, although the locals charge you a whopping 10e for the entrance and a short look around the cave..
Not much to really see here. I refer to it as the "armpit of the Mediterranean" - it amazes me that people want to go here or are in awe of this place. Not much to see, if you do happen to end up here due to a cruise ship or other - leave Naples and you can you see how beautiful other parts of Italy really are. Many recommended places that are far nicer than Naples.
leo from Finland wrote about Hotel Delfino 4 years, 9 months ago
Be sure to go straight in Massa Lubrense, when you see the sign that looks like it says Delfino is to the left, it's not. The sign is a bit 'Italian' and not very clear.. :) We ended up driving around for an extra 45min. or so, but eventually got there.
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