2009 – Naples, Herculaneum and Pompeii

2009 – Naples, Herculaneum and Pompeii

Posted by on Aug 24, 2009 in Italy, Naples, Pompeii and Herculanium | No Comments

Vesuvius blew on August 24, 79 AD. Pliny the younger saw it all from his boat and wrote that the explosion looked like a giant umbrella pine tree. Today the eruption column is guestimated to have been close to 20 miles high. His uncle Pliny the elder was in command of the Roman fleet nearby […]

2000 – Pompeii and Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast

2000 – Pompeii and Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast

Posted by on Oct 29, 2000 in Campania, Italy, Pompeii and Herculanium | No Comments

We Flew from Athens to Napoli and picked up a rental car. Even though all necessary car and liability insurance is always included in Italy, we had to sign an affidavit that any theft related damamge to the car would be our responsibility. They would not cover any damage if we did not park the […]