Yesterday we went to Naples and went to the National Archaeological Museum, which I really enjoyed. There were lots of things from Pompeii that needed to be preserved so they went to the museum. Some of these things were mosaics from floors and some of the wall paintings, which still had a lot of color in them. That night we ate dinner as a class in the hotel and we had really good pasta, swordfish, or beef.
Today we went to Pompeii and went through the ancient city that had been preserved by the volcano eruption in 79AD. I thought this was really interesting because you could walk through houses and stores that people actually used and not just the ruins. We saw a bakery which had the flour mills and ovens still intact. We also saw where they stored and sold wine and their version of a "fast food" place where they would have the food ready in pots for quick pick up. Then we went up a very curvy road up to Mt. Vesuvius, which our bus driver did a very good job of maneuvering. When we got as far as the bus could take us we were 1000 meters up and then nine of us walked up the other 200 meters to the top of the volcano and looked into the top of it. After that we headed back to Rome and called it a night because we have a long day ahead of us tomorrow. See you Friday!