Pompeii – Our European Adventure

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.

Amphitheatre of PompeiiRed Poppies at the Amphitheatre of Pompeiipompeii overgrown ruins

There were some really lovely private gardens with scuptures and/or water features – I can imagine how beautiful and peaceful they would have been.

private garden in pompeii

How stunning is this coloured benchtop at a thermopolium – a place where people would have bought ready made food.

thermopolium-marble-counter

Another water feature with beautiful mosaic details.

ancient water feature in pompeiiview over Pompeii in spring

We saw some really lovely wall art

ancient fresco in Pompeii - snake

Mythical creatures are always awesome – here is a griffin.

ancient-fresco-griffinpompeii-fresco

Detail of a sculpture at the small theatre

teatro piccolo sculpture detail Pompeiibeautiful pompeii

Beautiful mosaic artworks decorated many buildings and gardens.

mosaic art in pompeii

I was such a fan of the flowers, have I mentioned that?

wold flowers of pompeii

View over Pompeii

view over Pompeii

Intricate ceiling details – imagine all the work that went in to these.

ceiling details in Pompeibricks and columns of Pompeii

Beautiful sculpture by Polish artist Igor Mitoraj

Igor Mitoraj statue in Pompeii

You can check out more of my travel adventures and images here.

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