|Cave Canem: Beware of Dog|
Breakfast at the seaside villa
We woke up at the Capo Santa Fortunata to a crisp silver-blue day dawning outside our windows over the Gulf of Naples.
|The villa property view from our window|
We were joined for breakfast by Scotty (Biscotti?) the dog. He must have known it would be a big breakfast. The furry little guy had a growth on his face that couldn't be treated, but he was super friendly.
|Should we let in the dog?|
|Scotty begging for a "puppuccino"|
|RRR in the lemon grove|
|A cloudy day in Italy beats a sunny day in Saudi Arabia, hands down.|
Roman ruins on the shoreline
Turning right out of the villa gate, we walked and skipped our way between stone walls on our way down a narrow, paved path to see some Roman ruins on the cliff shore.
The path eventually brought us to a natural rock bridge that extended over a hidden tidal pool.
|Adding this spot to my "Happy Place" list|
|You shall not pass!|
It was after noon by the time we arrived in the modern town of Pompeii, so we stopped for some fuel and directions to a restaurant from the gas station attendant. What we got was something like "go past the train station, then right 1 km. Acqua Ventiquattro". Did he mean "turn right at the station and continue for 1km" or "it will be on your right 1km after the station?" What about "Water 24?" You've probably deduced that we couldn't find it. Once we decided to stop looking for that place, we parked where we were and looked for a new place to eat. The first place we walked by was a sparsely stocked deli with a only few prepared dishes, and nothing looked particularly appetizing.
|Scene from an Italian restaurant|
Pompeii Archaeological Site
We wandered the ruins of Pompeii from the amphitheater to forum using a combination of the Rick Steves Pompeii Guide Map and the map they gave us at the entrance to the site.
|One of the main roads on the east side of town.|
|It's more colorful than I had expected.|
|They even had water features!|
|This is what the start of the Vesuvius eruption might have looked like|
|Abbey Road or Via Abbia?|
|Sadly, nothing funny happened on the way here.|
|House of the Tragic Poet|
|It just goes on and on.|
|Casa di Vetti|
|Detail inside Casa di Vetti|
|Pondering the sculpture|
|Interior panorama of a room in the House of Vetti|
|Ancient Roman pot holes|
We headed out of the site through the ??? Gate, passing through the necropolis to get back at car by 4:30 pm. No parking ticket!
On the drive back to the villa, we followed the scenic route along the coast as we used the tunnel route last night.
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