Saturday, May 02, 2009

On to Pompei!

On Tuesday we had our first breakfast at the terrace restaurant at the Hotel Santa Caterina

It was really good. Italians don't really do breakfast like Americans (or the French, for that matter), but they did put out an awfully nice spread for us including lots and lots of sweet pastries, eggs (which were really good), bacon, rolls and cold cuts, etc., etc.

After Miss B, browsed our guidebook we decided to head to Pompei despite some rainy weather.

Although we did have a bit of difficulty getting to Pompei, once there we really enjoyed it.

Apparently, some people don't share our feelings.

Pompei is really neat.

You can really get a feel for what life was like in the town of Pompei.

And it is amazing to see how decorated with frescos and detailed tile work so many of the homes were.

Afterwards, we hit up a small pastry shop and had some cannoli. On our way back to the Amalfi Coast we decided to go up over the mountains, rather than driving back around on the coast road.

On our way, we encountered a local goat herder!

That evening it was room service back in our suite!


Ellen said...

Neat photos. Sounds like your trip was really great. Never been to Europe, but I hope to one day.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I love the Miss B pic...she's really into this trip, LOL! :-) This trip is sounding better and better with each post I read...