Thursday, November 27, 2014

Naples, Sorrento, Pompeii and Capri

The next day on our vacation was a busy day.  

The cruise ship pulled into Naples early morning:


We went to a Cameo Factory in Sorrento and watched an artist carving:


 Lovely pins, necklaces, and earrings for sale in the gift shop:


BUT, the floor is what really caught my eye!!


Pompeii was our next stop - absolutely amazing!!


It is hard to comprehend that all of this was buried for years and was able to be preserved!


Mt Vesuvius in the background:


The frescos are what surprised me the most...


…after years of being buried by lava, soot and dirt, that some were clear and brilliant.


Many bones were found and preserved:


Just amazing….





Next was a traditional lunch of Manicotti, chicken and lots of wine, and then shopping in Sorrento with our guide:

(my husband's cousin Gerry and wife, Carol)


And then it was off to Capri...


…such a quaint and serene island this time of year.

They claim this to be the most narrow street in the world and they have designed small trucks that can travel down this alley:


The scents from the perfume factory were lingering in the air:


We climbed high to get a view of the Faraglioni Rocks:


Looking down we could see the prettiest color blue I have ever seen:


Capri "closes"down for the winter season and we were one of the last cruise ships to visit.  It was a quiet way to enjoy the views, scenery, and shops!


Another lovely sunset on the ferry ride back to Naples and our ship:



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2 comments:

  1. What a wonderful trip - thanks for sharing it with us.
    Have a Very Happy Thanksgiving.

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  2. Patti, this sounds like a fabulous cruise. Makes me want to make this trip.

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