Nick & Betty's European Trip
Oct. 30 to Nov. 17, 2009

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Nov. 5: We drove to Sorrento and took a boat to the Isle of Capri Capri's Marina Grande
Villa San Michele. Originally built by Emperor Tiberius in 14 AD Villa San Michele, restored by Swedish physician Axel Munthe
Villa San Michele is now a museum The gardens and parklands of the Villa San Michele
View of Capri's Marina Grande from Villa San Michele Betty and Nick at Villa San Michele
A 5-star hotel in Sorrento (not our hotel) Sorrento 5-star hotel grounds and gardens
Beautiful red leaves decorate the walls Sorrento's buildings The steep road leading down to Sorrento Harbor  
Sorrento street decorated for Christmas Sorrento beer advertisement
Nov. 6: Pompeii was buried by a catastrophic eruption in 79 AD The city was buried under 60 feet of ash and pumice
Pompeii was lost for 1,700 years until it was rediscovered in 1748 Pompeii is dominated by Mount Vesuvius
A quiet street in Pompeii Ancient cart tracks are still visible in Pompeii streets
The House of the Faun with the dancing satyr in the atrium A quiet sunny court yard in Pompeii
Painting on the wall of a Pompeii house Plaster casts of Pompeii citizens
Pompeii is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy Over 2.5 million tourist visit Pompeii every year
Nov. 7: Driving around Naples trying to locate rental car location This is Naples' idea of a two-way street
We dropped off our rental and took a fast train to Rome The fall weather was warm and beautiful in Rome
Ponte Sisto ( Built 1473) connects Rome to Trastevere district Evidence shows that people have been living along the Tiber River for over 10,000 years
Nick pauses along the Tiber River Long lines of tourists still queue-up in Nov. to visit St. Peters
Nov. 8: Rome news stand in the rain outside Vatican walls Roman jogger along the Tiber in the rain
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