Pompeii in a Day
Long bus trip from Rome. Yay for iPods.
The cast of dodgy “tour guides” and ripoff merchants circling the fresh meat by the entry gates made the Colosseum look like … oh, I don’t know, something Canadian.
Inside, 89 stunningly well preserved thermopolia but not a single place to buy a snack or a drink. Oh, and you can’t pop out and return on your original ticket. So a late lunch it is.
Spotted school tour groups from England, France, Germany and Italy. Queue jumped most of them thanks to our helpful (and crafty) guide.
If you want to find your bus before it leaves without you, probably worth going in with a map.
In a nutshell, Pompeii rocks! (And bricks and frescoes).