Tuesday, September 19, 2006


Naples was a great base to see Vesuvius from. This first photo is the view from my hostel window, straight out to Vesuvius. Now would you want to live in Naples with that lurking in your back yard??? I really wanted to climb up to the crater of Vesuvius. OK, this is Europe so there was a minibus most of the way up! Pretty impressive and vast crater.
Once down I went to see the ruins of Herculaneum. These are much smaller than the ruins of Pompeii, but in many ways they are more atmospheric as the modern day town surrounds them.

Pompeii, with Vesuvius in the background.

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