Here and there are glimpses of the decorative artwork of the period.
As you stroll the narrow streets through the remains of shops and homes, the wheel marks from the chariots are still etched in the stones.
Though it was brutally hot that afternoon, I would have liked to have stayed longer to see even more of this fascinating place.
Some scientist believe that Vesuvius is long overdue for another major eruption. I found an article that explores the question "What would happen if Mount Vesuvius erupted today?" which makes for some interesting reading.
Next . . . the Isle of Capri. . .