As some of you may know, earlier this year I went on a Contiki tour of Italy. One of our stopping points was Pompeii, a place I was terribly excited to visit. I was incredibly excited to spend a day in Pompeii as I had learnt about Pompeii at school, and it was always a place that piqued my interest.
A Day in Pompeii
When I was young, I had always longed to be an archaeologist, however, I decided to become a teacher instead. During school, and my own time, I always loved researching ancient civilisations. It interested me because here are these people, who thousands of years ago, were living in modern times (modern for then).
It interested me because it was a town ‘frozen’ in time. An amazing place to visit simply because it shows how people lived in the Ancient Roman times.
A Day in Pompeii:
Pompeii was everything I expected it to be, and more. I wish I had more time there to explore, but we were on a tight schedule, so it was rather rushed.
The guide who took us through was very knowledgeable and gave us time to have a look around at each ‘destination’ before moving on to the next part of the tour.
It’s hard to say what my favourite part of the tour would be, as there are so many interesting places there. From the ‘red light district’ to the ‘fast food joints’. I found it hilarious that there were phallic symbols on the ground pointing to the brothels.
Now, some of you may be wondering: What is the difference between Pompei and Pompeii?
I did a bit of research and found out that Pompei is the modern city and Pompeii is the archaeological site.
So, here are the rest of my photos. Enjoy!
Just before we left, we stopped to have a look at all the pots and other interesting things they found during their excavations.
Our walk out of Pompeii continued to be interesting, and still rather eerie. It looked so untouched.
And now, my very last photo (I promise!) is this mosaic. I’d learnt about this mosaic at school and it amazes me that after all these years, it is still intact.
Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I loved writing it!