Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius

 Pompeii was so incredible.I was not expecting to see so much of the city preserved. Floors, ceiling, tiles.But I was not expecting to learn that Pompeii had 40 brothels.  And the cost of a prostitute would run you the cost of two glasses of wine. ...more
Laurend1985 I would defiantly recommend it!  I loved the sex paintings!  I'll have to check into ...more


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The Best & Worst of Italy 2010

Following is my serendipitous selection of the Good-Buono, the Bad & the Ugly-Brutto of Life in Italy 2010.  Feel free to add your own. milano buono      Milan’s train station grows up – and starts adding slick services & fancy stores for passengers....more