Relaxing afternoon

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Hercolaneum excavation site seen from above

We were back in Ercolano from the tour to the Vesuvio around 14:30h. I walked around for a while here, but there was not so much going on. What I actually wanted to know was where the entrance of Herculaneum is. The next day I want to visit this excavation site which was found under Vesuvio's ash. I figured it was almost closing time, but you could walk over a path next to it and watch down inside the excavation site. So I just watched this site from above. I could not believe my eyes of what I saw and wanted even more to wander around at this place. There was more intact than I could ever imagine.

After I took some photos from above I walked back to the main street. I really needed to eat something since I did not even had lunch so far.

Hercolaneum excavation site seen from above
It was 15:00h already. I found a nice place on a terrace down the road in the sun. I ordered myself a big glass of beer and also a panini. As I was enjoying the sun there, an elder Brittish couple asked me if they could join at my table for a beer since all tables were occupied. Sure they could. We had a nice conversation, especially about Great Britain leaving the European Union. That was interesting. After that I left back to the B&B I was staying at.

When I arrived back I went to the balcony terrace to catch the last strayes of sunlight. It was probably one the nicest days (talking about the weather) of my trip. And most still had to come. While sitting on the terrace I made my plans for the next day(s) and wrote my diary.

Later that evening when the sun was long gone, I went out for dinner. I started walking for quite a while. In the end I actually walked all the way to the next village, which was still build against Ercolano and also belonging to the agglomoration of Napoli, Portici. It was a very good Italian restaurant where I had pasta with seashells and a very delicious tirmisu! I was back at the B&B late at night, so I went to bed right away. It was a perfect day and a perfect start of my holidays!

Paulovic says:
Me too! I think at Hercolaneum the murals and mosaics are better preserved than in Pompeii.
Posted on: Jan 13, 2018
Toonsarah says:
I found Hercolaneum fascinating - more so than Pompeii in some ways.
Posted on: Jan 13, 2018
Paulovic says:
Thanks so much Holger
Posted on: Jan 08, 2018
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photo by: Paulovic