Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Hiking Up Mt. Vesuvius, Pompeii and the Best Pizza EVER

Instead of bumming around Naples the day our boat docked there, Brad and I signed up to do a hike up Mt. Vesuvius and a tour of Pompeii. This was one of the best decisions we made all honeymoon! The hike was one of the most physically trying things I have ever done in my entire life. It was a very steep, uneven path. It was almost like hiking up sand at a 75 degree incline! We hiked up about 1,000 feet, and the views from the top were well worth it!

After the hike and a short bus ride, we toured Pompeii, which was absolutely amazing. To see an ancient city so well preserved that you could still see the frescos painted on the walls was absolutely breathtaking.

Before returning to the boat, we stopped at a little restaurant in Naples where we had, I swear, the best pizza I've ever had in my entire life! I would rank this pizza in probably the top ten best foods I've ever had. I've had pizza once since we returned and it was SO disappointing!!

we made it!

Brad at the top... you can see to the bottom of the crater
view of Napoli from the top
Pompeii's main drag

Mt. Vesuvius over looking Pompeii's town square

(yes, I did eat the second half with very little help)

1 comment:

Callie said...

I'm loving all these pictures! So beautiful! And you're making me hungry!