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More Ischia

More exploring of the town and a castle (where Nadya bought two hand crafted scarves). Then some welcome time just chilling by the pool.

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Ischia

What better way to spend Jim’s birthday than a boat ride to an island? At the ferry terminal, a driver from our hotel picked us…

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Mount Vesuvius

We’re from the northwest–we enjoy a good volcano. This one had great views and and espresso stand at the top.  

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Herculaneum

Herculaneum was another place I’d never heard of until we signed up for this trip. It’s another town that was destroyed in the Vesuvius eruption….

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More Pompeii

We had a choice of a rest afternoon or a trip back to Pompeii with our wonderful guide. Nadya, and I chose more Pompeii, and…

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Naples

We visited the National Archaeological Museum, another amphitheater and a Roman cistern.

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Pompeii

The main event! Pompeii was different than I expected. I had seen many pictures of the plaster casts of people, and expected a lot more…

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Paestum

Before you can look at Roman ruins, you have to visit the Greek ruins. Paestum was a good way to kick things off.