Hanging in the Brothel
Pompeii Travel Blog› entry 8 of 21 › view all entries
March 22nd, 2009 – by: cotterb
Getting there was easy and walking around was great. I used the Rick Steves Italy walking guide and felt like I had a good sense of what Pompeii offered. A lot of the original artifacts are actually in the museum at Napoli which I had visited, but it's really difficult to put it back together now that they've removed them. They have been creating replicas in the Pompeii ruins so that you can see what they found, without risking the actual artifacts.
I spent about 2 hours there. You could do more, but by then you're pretty exhaused from waking over all of the big stone streets etc.
From Pompii I went to Mt Vesuvious. Finding the bus was the hardest part. I wandered all around until I got lucky and found the right place. Everyone told me, including the guide books, that the bus was next to the tourist information center. The TI did't exist anymore, or at the least was closed and didn't have any signs out. The bus driver was crazy. I know he spent more time on the horn then he did on the brakes and we almost had a head on collision with another car.
Once at the top we were on our own.
Once back in Pompii I was exhausted, but wanted to make a couple of phone calls. During the phone calls I, of course, missed my train. Another hour wait, and I was back in Sorrento where, after dropping of my stuff, I went down to a recommended resturant which, as Murphy has it, was closed. I did find one near by which was open. The service was great, the crab stuffed ravoli was incredible, and the fried calamari was excatly what I had been craving. I'm not sure I'll be able to find calamri like that anywhere else.
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