Naples, Sorrento and Pompeii

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Entering Naples

Our last port stop!  I'm a little sad the trip is coming to an end, but I also miss my own bed and my Darcy (my cat).  Today was our last excursion - the plan was to go to Pompeii, Sorrento, and then visit a local farmhouse.  We got off the ship efficiently and headed to Pompeii - another amazing ancient city that was preserved super well due to being covered by volcanic ash and dirt for thousands of years.  We explored the city with our group for 2 hours - saw shop stalls, a bread bakery, brothels, public baths, etc.  Simply astonishing. 

We then took a scenic drive to Sorrento - another quaint and lovely town.

Mt. Vesuvius
  We only had a short amount of time here and we used most of it eating lunch at Ristorante Aurora for some margherita pizza (Naples is apparently the birthplace of pizza), tiramisu, and a strawberry creme pastry with some sort of liquor.  Soooo good!  The texture of the pizza was amazing.  I wish I could replicate that at home but thus far I've been unsuccessful.  We spent a short time exploring the old part of Sorrento but soon we had to get on the bus to visit the farmhouse.  There we walked through parts of the farm - lemons, olives, etc.  nd then watched the mozzarella making demonstration before sampling some of the cheeses and spreads made at the farm.  They also gave us a liquor tasting with limoncello, cream limoncello, meloncello, chocolacello, etc.  The melon was my favorite - I had never had it before.  On the bus ride back, everyone fell asleep - probably due to all the liquor!

On our last night we had a lovely dinner in the main dining room and said goodbye to our servers and sommelier.  I can't believe they immediately have to start serving another cruise - I don't think I could do their jobs!

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Entering Naples
Entering Naples
Mt. Vesuvius
Mt. Vesuvius
Going into Pompeii.
Going into Pompeii.
Temple of Apollo
Temple of Apollo
A victim of the eruption of Mt Ves…
A victim of the eruption of Mt Ve…
Garden in the public bath
Garden in the public bath
An ancient fast food joint.
An ancient "fast food" joint.
Beware of Dog sign.
Beware of Dog sign.
Ancient bread bakery
Ancient bread bakery
A menu of brothel services
A menu of brothel services
A margherita pizza (Naples is the …
A margherita pizza (Naples is the…
Sitting next to the dessert cart -…
Sitting next to the dessert cart …
Mozzarella making
Mozzarella making
lemoncello, etc. tastings
lemoncello, etc. tastings
At the cameo factory
At the cameo factory
The happy waiter
The happy waiter
Naples
photo by: Joost1976