Anyway, back to Napoli. We visited Pompeii, Herculaneum and went up the Vesuvius. And it was amazing. Pompeii simply robbed my heart. The sheer beauty, and refinement of the city was extraordinary. The frescoes were some of the most beautiful I have every seen. I now understand how the French artists got influenced in the late 18th century by the rediscovery of these 2 places.
Herculaneum was also astounding. Much smaller place to visit (there is still so much to be discovered, but they can only go so far because there is an existing city around). There is a big difference in how the people died in both places. Pompeii was a lot slower, due to the cloud that came their way. Herculaneum was extremely fast and the people were trapped by the sea. When you get to see the city, you will notice a wall in front of it. That is actually what hit them. Because of the difference in the event, Pompeii has the bodies in place, in position (although they have been removed from the streets). Herculaneum has skeletons and it is recent that you can see them.
The Vesuvius is absolutely amazing. If you're into volcanoes (like yours truly) you've got to make the climb. For clarity, it is a volcano in activity, although currently dormant. Last eruption was in 1944 and the volcano typically erupts every 50 years. I'll let you do the math, it's now overdue...
Next experience in this area was Capri. Sooooooo beautiful! We couldn't get into the blue grotto because of the waves, which makes it very dangerous, but we got to see Annacapri and took a chairlift up to see an incredible view. I do recommend, it's fun.
We then went to the other side, the town of Capri where we ate lunch. Naples is the birth town of the Pizza Margherita. If you have not eaten mozzarella from Naples, you have actually never eaten mozzarella at all. It only stays fresh one day and after that it looses its taste.
So the overall experience in Naples: amazing food, amazing sight-seeing and extremely warm hearted people. Put it on your bucket list!
Next post will be about Rome... That's it for today folks!