Before visiting the archeological site, we ate lunch and passed by the huge cathedral of Pompeii, but we didn't have time to go inside.
So we arrived to the outskirts of the ruins. This is the cemetary of the freed slaves, who weren't allowed to be buried inside the city.
Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD and killed an entire city. People died from volcano gases and ash and the stones that caused their homes to collapse. The layer of ash and stone is visible in this pic.
The streets of Pompeii as it was in 79 AD.
This used to be a bar.
They are one of the many families who could not escape the volcano eruption.
Inside the colosseum
Stone seats used to be where the grass is but people stole to make their houses.
One of the more well-preserved houses.
A reconstructed mural that was inside this house by the courtyard.
The five gods on the wall represents the days the bar was open: Martedi (Mars), Mercoledi (Mercury), Giovedi (Jupiter), Venerdi (Venus), e Sabato (Saturn).
Inside the amphitheater, our tour guide explained to us that if you stand exactly in the middle, your voice sounds loud as if you were talking into a microphone, and if you talk in a loud enough voice, you can feel an echo...many of us tried it...it was cool!
The bones of this person's foot is still visible.
Place for hot baths.
Decorations inside the hot baths.
This dog couldn't escape because it was chained.
Their standard measure for wheat and grains.
We were really thirsty after our three hour tour so we bought fresh limeade slushes...delicious!
Walking to our bus.
Our hotel's pool.
We were lucky to get the view of the pool. But it is still to cold go swimming... : (