Italia IV - Pompeii & Positano

After a few days in Rome, we drove South. We stopped at Pompeii on our way to the Amalfi Coast, where we spent a few days in Positano.

This is the last in a series shared throughout Fall 2021. When you’re done here, make sure to also check out parts one, two, three, and five.

The sheer scale of Pompeii is absurd. At its peak, the city had 20,000 people. Gardens, temples, amphitheaters - it’s all there, frozen in time after the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.

Modern art is also sprinkled throughout the archeological site.

There was no plaque telling whether this was a petrified human being, or just a statue. According to Wikipedia only ~1500 bodies have been found.

The crew, in ascending height order.

Once we made it to Positano, and climbed a lot of steps, we made it to our Airbnb. The view was pretty wild.

On Monday we hiked the Sentiero degli Dei (Path of the Gods), a trail starting in Bomerano that twists between the cliffs and the coast back to Positano. We had some clouds early on, but lucked out with great weather.

The views speak for themselves.

We were heading into the middle beach.

Cloud hat.

The trail was very crowded. Right ahead of us was a group of older people, all with matching hiking gear rented from some tourist agency. It took us a while to pass them, but we were able to pick up the pace significantly after that.

Until we ran into the trash mules, I hadn’t realized that garbage trucks don’t work on stairs.

Pensive Amol.

And finally we made it to the beach.

Pensive Amol, again.

We caught the sunset back at the Airbnb, and got ready to head to Naples the next day.

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