We were up bright and early on our second to last day in Rome as we were heading south... doing a tour to Naples and Pompeii. Our bus set off in early morning traffic heading towards Naples first.
Once we got to Naples we meet with a local guide who took us on a quick walking tour of the city... we saw the Castle Nuovo, the Piazza del Plebiscito ( Square of the people) and the Opera House (Real Teatro di San Carlo) where famous singers like Caruso, Maria Callas and Pavarotti sang. Quite spectacular.... as well as the harbour
Then it was off to explore the ruins. Pompeii was destroyed and completely buried by ash during an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD...Excavation started in the 1700's and is still going on today.
All in all the day was fabulous.... we finally arrived back in Rome around 8.30 that night and ended up visiting the Trevi Fountain and finding a little restaurant to eat at about 10.00 at night. The owner of the restaurant had a bit of a party going on with some friends and there was lots of singing and laughing - made for a fun end to a fun day.
And so the holiday was nearly at an end.... just one more day to spend in the city and then the long trip home.... more next post....
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