23.4.16

Pompeii | Italy


Yesterday, Tiffany and I travelled from Capri to Pompeii. Getting there took us about two hours. We caught the hydrofoil from Capri to Sorrento. From there we had to figure out how to get to the train station, from where we took a train to Pompeii. Luckily the final stop was right next to the entrance to old Pompeii. 


I had booked us a four-hour guided tour through Emiliano's Archaelogical Tours. Our guide, Paolo, was waiting for us at the entrance of the site and he took us on a tour that went by much too fast. I could have spent the entire day there and learn about the history of Pompeii. It's not a surprise that after the Colosseum in Rome, it's the second most visited place in Italy. 


I knew of Pompeii through my secondary school history classes but most of the things I learned during these years were so abstract to me. It's only through my travels that I have been able to appreciate the things I've learned and somehow apply all this knowledge.


Paolo, a professional archaeologist, knew so much about Pompeii's history, past and present. He told us that he had been into archaeology since he was a child. 


The four hours went by in a flash; I had the feeling that we saw the most interesting parts but with hindsight an eight-hour tour would have been even better.


At the end we had to rush back to the train station as we had to get on the last boat from Naples to Capri. Paolo kindly offered to take us by car to Naples if we were late for the train. Luckily we made it on time. We then went for dinner in Capri at Le Camerelle. 


I had the pasta Le Camerelle with capers and cherry tomatoes. The food was very good but the atmosphere was so so. I felt scrutinised by the waiters. It was only when we were leaving that they were more friendly. 

Today it has been raining but this afternoon it should remain dry. We will be visiting Anacapri, the west part of Capri later today. 

27 comments

  1. I also feel that most of the things I have learnt at school are so abstract, till the moment I see them myself. Reading your story make me want to visit Pompeii one day too!

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  2. Wow, that would have been an amazing experience. We learn about Pompeii at school as well but it's still abstract to me as you say. Would love to walk around there one day!

    Jane / http://deluminators.blogspot.com

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  3. Siffat Haider4/23/2016 4:47 pm

    I have been dying to return to Italy for the past few months, these pictures are so beautiful that I'm tempted to book my fight right this moment!

    xo

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  4. I leant about Pompeii from history class too and books. We also had an exhibit here in Toronto about Pompeii. I'm excited to see for real next month. Your photos are amazing.

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  5. Wildfire Charm4/23/2016 5:42 pm

    Beautiful photographs and wow, you really made some great memories and go to learn so many things about the culture. Italy is literally on top of my bucket list. x
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  6. Beautiful pics, sounds like a place to put on my bucket list. Enjoy your stay.
    xox
    Lenya

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  7. Pompeii was such a nice experience..I really wish we had more time there! I don't even remember if I ever learned about Pompeii in school, but with all my history lessons I usually appreciate it more and gain a much better understanding only after visiting it. These past few days were so much fun. I'm really going to miss it here!

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  8. Amazing images and your snaps are making me want to pack my bag!

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  9. Loooved this post, it must be great to see that, especially after learning about it before, no doubt! Like Paolo, I was into archaelogy since I was a child - I even was picture in a newspaper talking about that when I entered university, but I didn't go for that :( because life changes :) I loooved the pictures, such a great trip! Wishing you a nice weekend!
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  10. It looks amazing!

    Xx,

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  11. Beautiful post! And I love the new layout of your blog!
    xx Elisa
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  12. Great travel review dear! I love italy! The pictures are stunning! Want to pack my bag!
    Much love,Pisa
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  13. Beautiful pictures! The pasta looks so good!

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  14. I love Pompeii and totally agree that a four tour is never enough - you always want more! That pasta look delish; perfect after a day of sightseeing!

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  15. I love Italy so much! And this pictures are stunning, it's such a magical place :)

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  16. Oh very wonderful pics darling
    thanks for share so amazing pics with us
    xx

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  17. PLAYING WITH APPAREL4/25/2016 2:51 am

    Pompeii is on my bucket list, your so lucky to have experienced this place. Love this blog post

    Filipa xxx
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  18. Pompeii looks like it is filled with such a rich history! Thanks for taking us along with you!

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  19. Gorgeous! Ready to travel!!
    -Kat
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  20. What an incredible place, lucky you!
    xo
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  21. Constance Stokes4/25/2016 8:40 am

    I love trip, and i love these photos

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  22. Pompeii is a place with a lot of history. You're very lucky that you could saw it!

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  23. Beauty Follower4/25/2016 2:09 pm

    Wonderful photos... love roman and ancient greek architecture!

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  24. Fantastic images! Really beautiful indeed. I would love to visit more of Italy and go to Pompeii. I visited Italy recently and went to Rome, such a historic place indeed.

    Great post :)

    Laura xo

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  25. It has been my dream to visit Pompeii since I was little. I don't know what fascinated me about this place as a child but I've been obsessed since. Your photos are just beautiful and make me want to travel there next! ;o)

    Sxx
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  26. Mademoiselle Coconath4/27/2016 9:31 am

    The photos gave me chills! Amazing place! Love your post!

    xx

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  27. You've captured so many fascinating details, Anouk! Thank you for this little visual trip! x

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