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Italy, Postcards from Sorrento

In the spring of 1976 I made arrangements for my very first trip to continental Europe and booked a Cosmos holiday to Sorrento in Italy and went there with my dad. 48 more words


An Italian Dream

The last time I lived in Italy, four years ago now, there was only one major place in Italy that I didn’t get the time to see, and that was Pompeii. 709 more words


Mount Vesuvius Erupts (April 7, 1906)


The San Francisco Call April 7, 1906

The inhabitants of the villages in the vicinity of Mount Vesuvius are in a condition bordering on panic. Many homes have been abandoned for the open air, although there has been a thick fog all day and the atmosphere has been dense with volcanic ashes and the fumes of subterranean fires. 1,750 more words


Travel theme: Statues

After following and reading Ailsa’s wonderful blog WheresMyBackpack.com for almost 1.5 years now I find myself participating in my first travel themed photo challenge - 106 more words


Weekend in Naples

So after Rome, we jetted our way down to Naples for two days and of course we made a day trip to Pompeii.

Naples goal #1: find awesome pizza and we were not disapointed! 22 more words


The Tragedy of Pompeii

On the morning of August 24, 79 AD, Mount Vesuvius started to erupt, however, the people in Pompeii did not realize that the catastrophic event about to take place would leave its mark on history for centuries to come. 577 more words


Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius

Our second day in Naples was reserved for what Naples is most famous for and the reason for us making the trip down from Rome… Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius, the volcano which destroyed the ancient city of Pompeii and is still an active volcano despite not erupting since 1944. 948 more words