I have always been in such awe of Pompeii and the idea that an entire city was frozen in time from over two thousand years ago. There are Roman ruins all over Italy, but nothing quite like this. You can actually see the entire layout of the city and imagine the way the people lived. You can walk on the ancient streets and wander into the homes of the prestigious residents from that time. Then, right around the corner, you can visit the pubs and bakeries that they would have visited themselves as they went about their lives. I couldn't believe the level of preservation that the volcano gave the homes and shops -- it's so much better to see the real thing than something recreated by people centuries later. It looks like there is still quite a lot to uncover, but what they have already found is enough to get the imagination stirring.
The ruins are right in the middle of Naples, which was perfect because one of my missions while in Italy was to visit the true home of the pizza. We asked a few locals for advice on where to get the best authentic pizza Napoli and were pointed to a little hole in the wall restaurant that we probably wouldn't have looked at twice under any other circumstance. We were so glad that they suggested it because holy crap was that the best pizza I've ever had. I got the simple pizza margherita and it was maybe the tastiest thing I've ever eaten. I haven't been able to eat pizza since I've been home and I blame it on this experience. Nothing will ever live up to it, I'm afraid. So craving pizza now...
I was wearing:
Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren Top and Skirt
Saint Laurent Sunglasses
Thanks so much for visiting!