Southern Italy is known for it’s scenic coastal view, pizza and… historical site – ancient city of Pompeii. An ancient Roman city that was buried under volcanic ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 75 AD. It was later discovered in the 18th century with most of the things in the city intact!
Touring of the south is incomplete without visiting this historical site.
Everything on the streets in Pompeii remained intact.
Even the wall decorations in a brothel! According to the guide, the wall decorations is meant for the customers to indicate the kind of services they want.
After the visit to Pompeii next stop, Mt Vesuvius.
The last eruption occured from this majestic mountain was 1944, and that was during World War 2. Since then it has remained dormant. A hike to this sleeping volcano is like playing Russian roulette. I decided to take the chance and did a hike on this once angry and fierce-some mountain god.
View of the cater. I can imagine this is the spot where it spewed red hot lava and ashes, and covered the city of Pompeii.
It was a scenic hike up Mt Vesuvius and there were seats and a pit-stop selling drinks, snacks and volcanic crafted souvenirs. I did a quiet 5-10 min breathing meditation on one of the seats overlooking the city and it was absolutely fantastic! I felt really connected, sensing the vibe and feeling awe at the wonders of nature.