Field Trip to Herculaneum and Mount Vesuvius

Ciao Tutti!

Sorry for my lack of block posting lately, I have been quite busy working on our main architecture project for this semester! I will explain more about it over the next few days, and it is something I am very excited about!

As for more recent news for me in Sorrento, our class went on another awesome field trip. We first took a train to Herculaneum to see the ancient ruins of another city that was buried by Mount Vesuvius's eruption of 79 AD. It was not as big as the ruins of Pompeii, but just as impressive! Our teacher Ilaria Tartaglia did another great job of showing us around the ancient ruins. It was such an awesome place to have a field trip! It is so crazy to think that where I am living now is only a 30-40 minute train ride away from the ruins of Pompeii, Herculanium and Mount Vesuvius!

Speaking of Mount Vesuvius, that was the next stop on our field trip. We took bus most of the way up the mountain, and we had to hike up the rest of it. That day was a pretty interesting one to see Vesuivius because it was so cloudy! Everywhere you walked, you were walking in and out of huge clouds. Unfortunately we could not see more than 60-70 feet in front of us while we were up there, so I could not actually see the basin of the mountian, but it was still a very fun trip nonetheless!

Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my blog! I have another one coming soon on my weekend trip to visit Vienna!

Here are some pictures from my field trip:

Some of the ruins from above, all the ruins of Herculaneum are far below where the ground level is now.

Ilaria telling us about the history of Herculanium

And here's me at the top of Mount Vesuvius. Visibility was quite poor as you can see.

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