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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Fun In Naples!

Monday we spent in Naples in the morning, with a visit to the ruins of Herculaneum in the afternoon. While we have been to Naples twice before, this was the first time we explored this interesting town on foot. We started with a visit to the beautiful Royal Palace (photo), followed by a walk through the old town, loaded with historic churches and interesting piazzas, shops and restaurants. While Naples is not as beautiful as some of the other towns we have visited recently, it is just as fascinating as any of them. In the afternoon we took a guided tour of the ruins of Herculaneum (photo), which was covered by a landslide of mud when Mt. Vesuvius erupted nearly 2,000 years ago. Much smaller but better preserved than Pompeii, this once popular seaside resort for the wealthy has many beautiful secrets within its walls. Today we are set to take an excursion to Orvieto high in the hills of Umbria, while the ship is docked near Rome.

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