Day 5 - Naples, Italy
Look at the natural caves.
After lunch we boarded a bus and headed to "lost city" of Pompeii.
My kids thought Pompeii was so cool (as did my husband and me).
It's an entire city that was destroyed after a volcano long, long ago.
Yep...that's what you think it is...it's the bodies of the inhabitants of the city on the day of the volcano. There bodies were carbonized and basically frozen in time at the time of their deaths. Very dramatic and powerful. It was a long but amazing day. Got back to the ship late...but because we were on a Disney tour they actually held dinner for us. Nothing better than to walk into the dining room after a super long day and have all of your favorite things waiting for you.
Day 6 - Civitavecchia (Rome)
Now this was the day my kids were waiting for. My son especially has been wanting to go to Rome for years. However Rome is a 1 1/2 hour bus ride from the port of Civitavecchia where the ship was docked. We signed up for the tour Rome on your Own through Disney. This provided us with transportation from the ship and a tour guide on the bus who gave us information about the city and some tips. Once in Rome we were on our own. My husband and I have been to Rome before so we felt confident that we could do the actual tour of Rome on our own. We did pre-purchase tickets for the Vatican on the internet before we left. Best decision ever! The line for tickets was at least a two hour wait otherwise. Literally we got off the bus and were in the Vatican in less than twenty minutes.
Inside St Peter's Basilica are the tombs of all of the past Popes.
After the Trevi Fountain we walked to the Spanish Steps. My kids had a race up all 138 steps.
From the Spanish Steps we walked to the Colosseum.
From the Colosseum we walked to the Roman Forum. When we were done walking through, it was time to head back to catch the bus back to the port. At this point we were all exhausted so it was time to hail a taxi. We jumped into the first taxi and luckily we asked how much...he wanted a flat fee of 25 euros. We knew that was ridiculous so we all jumped out. We went to another taxi that had a meter. The fare turned out to be less than 10 euros.
Again we were late for dinner, but again since we were with a Disney tour (even if it was just the transportation) they held dinner for us.
Hope to see you Monday for Part 3 of my Mediterranean adventure. Have a great weekend.