We looked forward to visiting the famed city of Pompeii, suddenly buried by volcanic ash in 79 AD and pristinely preserved. Unfortunately we had a little bit of a hard time in Pompeii. It was incredible to see, but the shear size was a little astounding and everywhere we turned there were workers helping to preserve the site by telling us to not jump, sit, or even touch anything! This became very difficult when kids with tired legs wanted to sit down, but the stone they wanted to sit on was not allowed. So we zipped through, caught the main ideas and moved along.
|The stepping stones were placed at major intersections so people|
could cross the streets even when they were being cleaned by flooding.
|Wagon ruts that had been worn into the stone.|
|You could still make out drawings of people|
flexing their muscles in the gymnasium.
Quite unexpectedly the bookshop was the highlight of our day in Pompeii. The kids were so happy to have some english books to peruse they each read or looked through every children's book they had.