Friday, October 14, 2016

Italy 2016 - Day 7

How could a week have gone by so quickly?!

Today we checked out of our hotel in Sorrento, boarded the bus and headed to Rome.  Along the way we stopped at the incredible Herculaneum, which was also buried by the Mt. Vesuvius eruption that destroyed Pompeii in 79AD.  It was a wealthier town than Pompeii and is better preserved. Despite having been rediscovered in the 1700s, 75% of the town is still buried, but what has been uncovered is amazing.
 


 
 
We also travelled through the Miglio d’Oro (Golden Mile) where the wealthy had their villas along a stretch of the Corsa Resina. We toured the Villa Camolieto which was beautiful and had incredible views of the Bay of Naples. And met our newest friend, the former mayor!
 


Sadly we had to say goodbye to he wonderful local guide Bernadetta before departing for Rome.  We then arrived in Rome and checked into the Grand Hotel Palatino, which will serve as our home for three nights.

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