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Check out our new website for more incredible history documentaries: HD and ad-free. http://bit.ly/2O6zUsK Since Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, burying the city of Pompeii, it has been frozen in time. But now, more secrets behind the ancient Roman city are being revealed with the help of new technologies in Science Channel’s Lost World Of Pompeii Pompeii is a delicately conserved attraction that is under constant threat from the wears and tear of extensive tourism, the specter of landslides and the possibility of another devastating eruption from Mount Vesuvius.
Join us for a day trip to Sorrento, Italy in this this travel guide as we visit for the day from Pompei. Highlights of our trip to Sorrento, Italy include wandering around the streets, popping into cafes, visiting fishing villages, eating seafood pizza at a pizzeria and drinking local limoncello. GEAR WE USE Panasonic GH5: http://amzn.to/2yqTUyi Canon G7X ii: http://amzn.to/2yqtM6B Rode Video Micro: http://amzn.to/2wTguTM Joby Gorilla Pod: http://amzn.to/1PgoY5F SanDisk 16GB Extreme Pro: http://amzn.to/25KEErs SOCIAL MEDIA & TRAVEL BLOGS AUDREY: blog: http://thatbackpacker.com/ instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatbackpacker/ facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thatbackpacker twitter: https://twitter.com/ThatBackpacker SAMUEL: blog: http://nomadicsamuel.com/ facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nomadicsamuel twitter: https://twitter.com/NomadicSamuel instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nomadicsamuel/ Day Trip to Sorrento, Italy Travel Guide Video Transcript: Considered the official start of the Amalfi Coast, the cliff-perched town of Sorrento makes for a quick and easy day trip. We caught the train in Pompei at Villa dei Misteri and took the Circumvesuviana line all the way down the coast. Our plan for the day? To eat and wander around without much of an itinerary. Since we were visiting just before the holidays, the streets were decked out with all sorts of Christmas decorations. We befriended a few dogs along the way, and then we found a spot to indulge in coffees and pastries. After walking through the town, we started making our way down to the waterfront, more specifically, to Marina Grande. This harbour is line with pastel-coloured buildings, boats bobbing in the water, and lots of seafood restaurants. After walking the length of the marina and browsing through menus, we finally settled on a restaurant for lunch: Zi’Ntonio Mare. Making our way back to town, we also attempted to visit Sorrento Cathedral, but we arrived outside of opening hours so here’s a quick look from the exterior. From there, we continued down some of Sorrento’s pedestrian-friendly side streets, which were lined with small shops and outdoor produce stalls. Limoncello seemed to be by far the most popular souvenir, so if you’re looking for a taste of the famed lemon liqueur, this is a good place to stock up! Our last stop of the day were the Cloisters of San Francis, where there was a small art exhibition taking place. These cloisters are also located in small park with great views of the coastline and the Mediterranean Sea, so we enjoyed the views one last time and then it was time to head back. This is part of our Travel in Italy video series showcasing Italian food, Italian culture and Italian cuisine. Music by Mic-Keys via SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/mic_keys
Join us as we visit Mount Vesuvius and travel to Herculaneum on a day trip from Pompei, Naples, Italy. GEAR WE USE Panasonic GH5: http://amzn.to/2yqTUyi Canon G7X ii: http://amzn.to/2yqtM6B Rode Video Micro: http://amzn.to/2wTguTM Joby Gorilla Pod: http://amzn.to/1PgoY5F SanDisk 16GB Extreme Pro: http://amzn.to/25KEErs SOCIAL MEDIA & TRAVEL BLOGS AUDREY: blog: http://thatbackpacker.com/ instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatbackpacker/ facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thatbackpacker twitter: https://twitter.com/ThatBackpacker SAMUEL: blog: http://nomadicsamuel.com/ facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nomadicsamuel twitter: https://twitter.com/NomadicSamuel instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nomadicsamuel/ Mount Vesuvius and Herculaneum Day Trip in Naples, Italy Travel Guide Video Transcript: The journey from Pompeii to Herculaneum is a scenic one with Mount Vesuvius to one side and the Bay of Naples to the other. It only took us 20 minutes to get there by train, so if you’re looking for a day trip, it doesn’t get much easier than this one. Just maybe don’t get off in the outskirts of town like we did, but more on that later. Vesuvio's Express is a shuttle service that runs to the top of the volcano, so if you’re expecting a guided tour filled with lots of interesting facts, this isn’t it. That being said, we were perfectly happy to tour the site on our own, and we couldn’t beat the price at 20 Euros per person. The only problem we encountered was that the roads were completely iced over the further we went up the mountain, and at one point the bus just had to give up and let all the passengers off to go the rest of the way on foot. Things got a little easier once we swapped icy paved roads for a dirt trail, though we also had snow to contend with, but we eventually reached the top. I would say one of the coolest things about hiking up to Mount Vesuvius was being able to see that it’s a volcano within a volcano, and while there was no bubbling lava visible to the eye, we could see steam rising from several vents. Our next stop after lunch were the ruins of Herculaneum, an ancient Roman town that was destroyed by Mount Vesuvius. While Pompeii was covered in ash, Herculaneum was hit by the pyroclastic flow that followed the explosion of 79 AD, which also led to its preservation. What at first glance appears to be a moat, is Herculaneum’s ancient shoreline. Here we were met with the aftermath of the explosion: a row of old boat houses, each of them filled with the skeleton remains of those who did not escape during the first day of the eruption. This is part of our Travel in Italy video series showcasing Italian food, Italian culture and Italian cuisine. Music via YouTube: Chicago, Golden
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Come join us for a cave apartment tour in Matera, Italy as we showcase everything from the vantage points of the city to a full inside tour of the accommodations. How often do you get to stay overnight in a cave? While visiting Matera, Italy we had the opportunity to book an airbnb apartment inside of a historic cave and we jumped at the chance. The place has been thoughtfully decorated with all of the modern conveniences one would desire without losing its rustic charm. For $70 a night we thought it was a great deal because we looked at the property again and noticed it was sometimes going for as high as $90 TO $100 USD. GEAR WE USE Panasonic GH5: http://amzn.to/2yqTUyi Canon G7X ii: http://amzn.to/2yqtM6B Rode Video Micro: http://amzn.to/2wTguTM Joby Gorilla Pod: http://amzn.to/1PgoY5F SanDisk 16GB Extreme Pro: http://amzn.to/25KEErs SOCIAL MEDIA & TRAVEL BLOGS AUDREY: blog: http://thatbackpacker.com/ instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatbackpacker/ facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thatbackpacker twitter: https://twitter.com/ThatBackpacker SAMUEL: blog: http://nomadicsamuel.com/ facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nomadicsamuel twitter: https://twitter.com/NomadicSamuel instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nomadicsamuel/ Cave Apartment Tour in Matera, Italy Travel Video Transcript: We are super excited for this apartment tour because this week we are living in a cave. What a dream. We are currently visiting Matera in Italy. This is the third oldest inhabited settlement in the whole world after Aleppo and Jericho and we're staying in the Old Town where it is all stone dwellings so when we were looking for Airbnbs I was super adamant we're going to stay in a cave finding one at a really good price because it is low season. This one was only $70 but if you go inside it is like very boutique style high end but also like super rustic and cozy. So we're going to go in and we're going to give you a tour of this place. But now let's go indoors because it is pretty chilly. It is late November so let's give you the actual tour. We are in. It is warm and toasty. I was actually kind of worried that it would be super cold in winter in one of these stone dwellings but you know they've got modern conveniences so it is actually been great. First up if you look up we have these like rounded ceilings. They are almost like arched ceilings which kind of gives it that cozy cave-y type feeling. The floors are really cool. It is like a mix of brick and like these cool tiles and the color scheme is all very neutral. It is nice and beige which I like. We should begin with this space. We're in the living area right now which is a little bit small but you know it works for two people with a nice little couch. This is super Italian we've got this cool coffee maker. We had some trouble figuring out how it works this morning. Look at the size of it and look at all of the different choices you have right here. Like espresso, espresso lungo, espresso macchiato, cappuccino, mokaccino, latte macchiato. Let's continue over to the kitchen and again we actually went to the market this morning and got a whole bunch of fresh produce. Vegetables. We got an insane amount of produce for 5 Euros. I know. Like our bags were full. I've never bought mushrooms that look so white. Do you want to see them? Yeah, show them the mushrooms. So fresh. It is like they were look at the size of the peppers as well. We're going to throw them into the pasta tonight. We have like another little balcony in this room as well and then over here there is the bed. The shower is amazing. It is one of those rainforest showers. Like tropical showers and they also have a little handheld thing. Again a really cool sink with like splattered blue paint. Bidet. It is quite spacious for a European bathroom. To wrap it up let's talk about your thoughts on this cool little cave-like apartment. It is just like this is one of the reasons why I like to stay in apartments versus hotels to get an experience like this. And so far our initial thoughts of Matera is that it is an incredible city to explore on foot. It is the kind of place where you just want to get lost, go down back-alleys. Check out different viewpoints. It is just there is surprises around every corner. Yeah, it is an amazing place to wander around for sure. And in terms of the price to get $70 US dollars is a steal. This is part of our Travel in Italy video series showcasing Italian food, Italian culture and Italian cuisine. Music by Ikson: https://soundcloud.com/ikson
Join us as we visit the Ruins of Pompeii, Italy in this travel guide covering this ancient Roman city near modern Naples, in the Campania region of Italy, in the territory of what is now the comune of Pompei. Pompeii was destroyed by volcanic ash and pumice during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius back in AD 79. After thoroughly exploring the pompeii ruins we head into modern Pompei city to visit more attractions and eat pizza at our favorite pizzeria.
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Visiting the Ruins of Pompeii, Italy Travel Guide Transcript:
While many travellers visit Pompeii on a day trip, we chose to base ourselves here for a few days. The main draw, of course, were the ruins of Pompeii, an ancient Roman city that was buried under ash and pumice when Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. We spent half a day walking through the world's largest excavation and archaeological site, and what follows it our mini travel guide.
Our first stop inside the complex was the Amphitheatre of Pompeii. Built around 70 BC, this is the oldest surviving Roman amphitheatre to have been built of stone; for comparison the Colosseum in Rome wouldn’t come into existence for another century. We toured the grounds and also checked out the music exhibit on site, because it turns out a lot of bands have played here over the years!
After visiting the amphitheatre which is on the very east end, we started making our way into the city. The streets were cobbled and all along there were rows of houses and villas, many of them with impressive frescoes that tell the tale of a wealthy city with lavish homes.
One of the reasons Pompeii is so well preserved is because it was buried quickly by volcanic ash and pumice, plus the lack of air and moisture also allowed for the buried artifacts to be extremely well preserved. Stepping into the homes is like stepping into the past; you can still see the elaborate mosaic floors and vibrant frescoes frozen in time.
Continuing our walk through Pompeii, we eventually reached the Forum. This square would have been the centre of life for locals with temples, municipal buildings, and markets. The statue of the centaur, half-man half-horse, is a focal point, as is the view of Mount Vesuvius looking down on the ruins.
To finish off our visit of Pompeii, we walked along the southern edge of the ruined city where we saw the casts of the victims of Vesuvius. When archaeological teams began excavating Pompeii, they noticed there were large voids in the compacted ash whenever they were digging around bones. By pouring plaster into the spaces, they were able to capture the final poses of the residents’ last moments in the city.
One of the best discoveries of our time in Pompeii was Pizzeria Alleria, we stumbled here soaking wet on our first night in the city and we just couldn’t stay away after that. Here’s what the fuss is all about.
After that, we ended up getting a second Margherita pizza - the first one was just too tasty! - and then we also ordered the Nutella cheesecake, which was just as decadent as it looks.
We started our do-it-yourself tour of modern Pompei at Piazza Bartolo Longo, a beautiful plaza lined with palm trees right in the heart of the city. Standing in the square, it’s impossible to miss the Shrine of the Virgin of the Rosary of Pompei, where once you step you are greeted with painted domes and golden ceilings. And then from there, we went to the top of the bell tower for a 360-degree views of the city.
This is part of our Travel in Italy video series showcasing Italian food, Italian culture and Italian cuisine.
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