Wandering Wednesday – Herculaneum (Ercolano), Italy

Today we travel a short trip south from Naples to Herculaneum. The victim of the same eruption of Mt. Vesuvius (Vesuvio) in 79 A.D. as the ever more famous Pompeii, Herculaneum is smaller and less crowded. They think that most of the people escaped, the people who didn’t were found huddled in the boat sheds at the edge of town where they died instantly with the heat of the first pyroclastic flow.

We spent most of the day wandering in and out of all the buildings and up and down the ancient streets. P1000307

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Waiting for the train after our visit, I remember it was Sunday and it was perfectly quiet except for the sound of a person playing the accordion in one of the nearby houses. Everyone waiting for the train was just sitting quietly listening to the music lilting into the streets. It was a magical moment.

I hope you’ve enjoyed our Wandering Wednesday :)


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