We spent half a day at Pompeii before heading towards Sorrento which is about half an hour’s drive away. Travelling the coastal road along the Sorrentine Peninsula, we caught glimpses of the Mediterranean Sea as the undulating terrain revealed sheer cliffs, deep gorges, hidden bays, lovely stretches of sandy beaches and little towns sitting on the hilltops. 692 more words
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The erupting Mount Vesuvius up against Kit Harington; or as it appears for you “Game of Thrones” fans, Fire vs Snow.
The emerging trend to recreate historical disasters in spectacular, Hollywood-ised, melodramatic fashion seems to have continued on into the new year with “Pompeii”, a disaster epic focusing on one of Italy’s greatest natural tragedies. 607 more words
One building or two? A building was partially discovered in 1739 by Alcubierre. Described as a ‘temple’, it had semi-circular niches containing the well known frescoes of Thereus, Telephus, Chiron and Achilles and others. 231 more words