Naples, Italy - July 25, 2006

Once we arrived in Naples we got off our ship and jumped into a boat.

It's early in the morning and we are headed to the Island of Capri.

Mt. Vesuvius

Those Long Island Ice Teas were a little strong yesterday! The sea seems a little rough today.

In order to get to Capri Town Center we had to ride a funicular to the top. A shot inside the tube.

We're riding up.

We made it to the top of Capri.

Capri is a tiny island with an area of 5 1/2 square miles and its natural beauty has been celebrated for at least two thousand years.

Long before this it was inhabited by various races, but it was brought into the tourist orbit by the first Roman Emperor, Augustus Caesar.

Caesar built several palaces and his stepson, the Emperor Tiberious, spent the last eleven years of his life here.

The streets are tiny and are only for pedestrians and golf carts. You walk everywhere.

The streets are lined with top of the line shops. Bring your credit cards!

A palace.

These gardens are called "Augustus Gardens".

The beautiful Marina Grande in Capri.


Sorrento was the home to Sirens who attempted to lure Ulysses on the rocks.

After a delicious Italian lunch we are ready for a short sightseeing session before we head to Pompeii.

The center of town.

Back on the bus headed towards Pompeii.

After a nap and a long ride we have arrived in Pompeii.

The outskirts of Pompeii. Where we were standinig used to be the Ocean.

Walking through the main entrance to this ancient city.

Pompeii is 14 miles east of Naples.

The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. buried this seaside town.

Mt. Vesuvius is an active volcano. The last eruption occurred in 1944.

The volcano left 21 feet of ash over Pompeii.

The town of Pompeii thrived due to the sea. All of the sailors and merchants stopped at this port and in turn came into town.

One of the oldest theatres.

If you stand in the center of the stage and whisper people in the back row can hear you. Brilliant!

To the far right is where we first entered this mysterious town.

Uh...don't know who that is?

This is a city street filled with shops to the right.

There were more stores in Pompeii than houses. "Tourisim" was their livliehood.

See where the cobblestone is worn from the chariot wheels.

A shop.

Possibly a bar.

An oven.

Mt. Vesuvius.

A fresco on the wall of the "gymnasium". Notice the blues and reds!

The gymnasium was used as a place of recreation and socializing. The entrance to the baths is to the far right.

Notice the detail inside the bath house. This is would be the changing area.

This is a cast of someone that lost their life This was the exact position in which they died.

It wasn't the ash that killed the many people. It was the poisionous gas from the volcano.

This would have been filled with water and people.

This dog is NOT dead! He's just tired from the EXTREME heat! No shade in Pompeii!

One of the comfy rooms inside the brothel!

The brothel had menus posted on the wall.

Just point to what you'd like.


A public water fountain.

An oven.

We have entered the public square. Ahh...shade!

Outside a theatre in the public square.

Drinking fountain at the top of the square.

Sacrifices were made to the Gods at the far left with the metal fence surrounding it.

A well where the days gossip was discussed.

On our way back to the ship we stopped by a cameo shop.

Cameos are made out of sea shells.

At the port of Naples.
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