During our stay on the Amalfi Coast we did a day trip to Pompeii. The ancient Roman city was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, preserving the ancient city.
I was originally not super keen on going to Pompeii, as it would be a big journey to get there and the Coast was so peaceful. My husband was keen so we went, and it was really worth it. We woke up early and got the bus to Salerno and from there the train. On the way home we got the ferry from Salerno to Amalfi which was nice (though it was a cold afternoon!).
Pompeii was pretty amazing, walking through streets which were so old, and seeing such a well preserved buildings and art work.
I also loved that there were so many red poppies and other flowers surrounding the ruins. The area was a lot larger than we expected, and we kept wondering off away from the crowds and just exploring.
This is the Amphitheatre of Pompeii, which is the oldest surviving Roman Amphitheatre. I’m quite a fan of it covered in flowers and grass.
There were some really lovely private gardens with scuptures and/or water features – I can imagine how beautiful and peaceful they would have been.
How stunning is this coloured benchtop at a thermopolium – a place where people would have bought ready made food.
Another water feature with beautiful mosaic details.
We saw some really lovely wall art
Mythical creatures are always awesome – here is a griffin.
Detail of a sculpture at the small theatre
Beautiful mosaic artworks decorated many buildings and gardens.
I was such a fan of the flowers, have I mentioned that?
View over Pompeii
Intricate ceiling details – imagine all the work that went in to these.
Beautiful sculpture by Polish artist Igor Mitoraj
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