Harmony Motter Photography
Richard Sayer Photography
September 19, 2011 Day 2 in Sorrento, Italia.
We visited Sorrento today. Sorrento is a small town in southern Italy. It is famous for the production of limoncello, made from lemon rinds, alcohol, water and sugar. It is also home to the PIZZA! We dined at the Ristorante Terrazza delle Sirene and drank a glass of rosso vino while looking over the Bay of Naples. It doesn't get much better than this!
We also walked through the city of Pompei. It is a partially buried Roman city near Naples. Pompei was destroyed and completely buried during a long volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The eruption lasted for two days in the year 79 AD. The eruption buried Pompeii under 15 to 20 feet of ash and it was lost for nearly 1700 years. It was accidentally rediscovered in 1749. In the photo above you can see the haunting Mount Vesuvius in the background.
The ancient ruins of Pompei are filled with amazing artistic heritage!
My hand touching the walls of Pompei.
The view from my hotel window in Sorrento. This is life!
Today was a good day! I found my first cannoli.