Posts Tagged ‘ Italy ’

POMPEII

POMPEII

In the early afternoon of August 24th 79 AD an unusual cloud hung over Mt. Vesuvius. We know this because, Pliny The Younger, an 18 year old and one of a handful of people who survived the devastating eruption of this infamous volcano, later wrote about his experience.Pliny The Younger: “Let us leave the...

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PORTOVENERE USED TO BE CALLED PORT OF VENUS

PORTOVENERE USED TO BE CALLED PORT OF VENUS

We hit some pretty rough water a couple of days before the end of our Mediterranean voyage and I was happy to get off the ship and stand on solid ground again when we pulled into Portovenere. This was our first port of call in Italy and this region has been designated by UNESCO as...

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