Near Naples is the well known Mount Vesuvius. In 79 AD a volcano erupted and buried the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Before the eruption Rome’s wealthy vacationed in Pompeii. Think summer homes and entertainment.
Naples is in the top left corner. Mt. Vesuvius is top center and Pompeii is bottom right before the Google Earth credit. (About 35 km from Naples.) The map below shows where these places are in Italy relative to Rome and the surrounding countries.
A central part to the life in Pompeii was entertainment in the Amphitheater.
From the arena we started to explore the excavated streets and buildings of the ancient city.
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