The next day we woke up bright and early and hopped a commuter train to Pompeii. It was a tad bit overcast and rainy so I was nervous, but it all worked out in the end. Pompeii was probably our favorite stop of the trip. It was A LOT bigger than we'd anticipated. Glad I wore comfy shoes!
|Entrance to Pompeii|
|Standing in the road in Pompeii|
|D with his headphones in, listening to his Rick Steves tour|
|Bodies preserved from the eruption|
|More streets of Pompeii....|
|Bakery, these things ground up the flour|
|Darryl in the Pompeii version of McDonalds|
|Me reading the guide book in the amphitheater|
|One of the homes and its grape orchard|
|More roads and stuff, and Vesuvius|
|Naughty fresco in the brothel|
The brothel was interesting, the prostitutes were called "She-wolves" so the brothels are called Lupinars. The frescoes were believed to either be "inspirational art" for the clients or a "menu of services". The beds didn't look particularly comfortable, but then again, they weren't meant for sleeping....
We were not prepared for how huge this place was, all there was to see, and all the rich history there was to take in. We went back to Sorrento and our hotel and had a long nap, but I spent most of my time Googling all over the internet to learn more about Pompeii. I'd love to read a book on it, so freaking interesting!
|Sauteed zucchini appetizer|
|Eating over the water at the Ristorante Bagni Delfino|
|Darryl's yummy lobster ravioli|
|Sorrento at twilight|
|Fresh sea bream, local, right off the boats|
After a lovely romantic dinner served by some of the nicest servers we met on our entire trip, we strolled back to the hotel, but stopped and got gelato on our way of course.
|Chocolate art in the gelato shop, they put Obama on Mt. Rushmore....in chocolate|
|This gelato was really good!|
I'm so glad that this day was so amazing, because the next day was freaking rough.....and all that food I just showed you I ate? Yeah, I saw it again. It. Was. Ugly.