Thursday, June 26, 2008
Between the two destroyed cities of Mt. Vesuvius I prefer Herculaneum. It, to me, is better preserved. You can walk into the ancient Roman homes, enjoy the streets in almost perfect condition.
As you walk into the ancient city you cross a bridge. From the bridge you can see into the ancient port. In the port the archeologists uncovered many of Herculaneum's citizens frozen in time. It is eerie.You will enjoy looking into its ancient restaurants, bakeries, and gymasiums.
From Rome you take the train to Naples. Then you jump on the Circumvesuviana line. You can get off at Scavi di Ercolano (Herculaneum) or Scavi di Pompeii. Scavi means ruins in Italian. It is a long day trip from Rome, or a short one from Naples or Sorrento.I recommend making it a day trip from your time in the Amalfi Coast.