One of the days we were in Naples, we took the ferry and went out to the Isle of Capri. It was so beautiful there. When you arrive on the island you take a funicular to the top and the views were magnificent. It really is a pretty island. The downtown area was very touristy with lots of high end shops and gelato stores. A great place to take in a little respite and enjoy a glass of wine or beer.
|Entrance to someone's home, through the garden.|
|Part of the mosiac marble walkway.|
|One of the sheer cliffs at Villa Jovis. Tiberius would |
throw people off these cliffs, if he didn't like them.
We went the next day on a guided tour of Pompeii. What a great tour it was! We had a fun tour guide, who was well versed on the history of the volcano and the town of Pompeii. He made the tour very interesting, adding humor to the facts. We took a tour in the afternoon of Mt. Vesuvius and quite frankly, it was disappointing. It was pretty much self guided with no help from the guide (different than the morning). The best part of that tour was the pizza lunch they provided for us.
|This face was once a fountain from the aqueducts of long ago.|
|Mt. Vesuvius as seen from Pompeii.|
|First Pizza oven in Italy?|