When In Rome. . Pompeii, Sorrento, Almalfi, & Naples

posted on: 2.27.2011

Whew, what a week! I'm so happy to be back at the center. We've been on the go since Tuesday! Unfortunately, my camera stopped working the second day, so I don't have any pictures pass our Vatican visit.
Short timeline of the trip:
Tuesday: arrived in Rome around lunchtime, checked into the hotel, got food, and went on a tour around the city
Wednesday: tour around Vatican!
Thursday: another tour around some churches in Rome, visited Zaha Hadid's MAXII museum
Friday: checked out of the hotel, rode to Pompeii and took a tour of an archaeological site, checked into our hotel in Sorrento, explored the city. . the water front was so nice.
Interesting story when we got back to the hotel . . . I decided to ride the elevator down to dinner with 4 other girls. Kelsey goes "everyone jump on the count of 3. . .1, 2, 3!" And we all jump.  All of a sudden we see debris falling from the lights in the elevator, we scream, and the elevator stops moving. Luckily there were people walking down the stairs and heard us; our professor's wife made sure we were okay, and then the waiting began. There were parts when it was funny, then not so funny when we realized we were seriously STUCK. We were in there for a good 40 minutes, and our professor was so nice, staying outside to talk to us the entire time, even bringing us chocolate wafers, haha. Well, we finally made it out just as the second course of dinner was being served. Definitely learned my lesson, and did not ride the elevator the rest of our time there! I probably will taking stairs only for a while too!
Saturday: took a bus to Almalfi, which was absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately, I have zero pictures, but I will steal some soon!
Sunday: visited Naples before coming back home; I was pretty creeped out most of the time here. . .making sure to hold onto my bag all the time, which kinda tells you what that city is like. Also had my first Neapolitan pizza, which was a disappointment, because it was one of the least favorite pizzas I've had in Italy. 

Some pictures I got before the camera died:

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