July 14, 2006

Day 13 - Naples and the Amalfi Coast Italy

The Amalfi Coast stretches from Sorrento to Salerno.

Pompeii (and Herculaneum) were destroyed and buried by a volcanic eruption in 79AD. This catastrophe killed 2000 people but preserved a unique look at their way of life.

Our guide was knowledgeable but advised us to visit the coast first, take a leisurely lunch, and visit Pompeii last. We would have preferred to visit Pompeii first when it was cooler, taken a quick lunch, and cut the Amalfi coast drive shorter if needed.

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