Italy travel: Who remembers the 1971 movie "Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii"? Here's the amphitheater where part of the movie was filmed. Then, our Perillo Tours Familia sees some nice views of the outside of this walled city.
Italy travel: Yes, Pompeii had a brothel. In fact, the guide book says there were 25 such houses. Our Perillo Tours guide suggested that the pictures above the doors were a menu, of sorts, depicting the various services available. (Not as interesting as it might sound.) Much more interesting was the next section we visited, where another former resident of Pompeii was displayed in his final agonizing position.
Italy travel: Pompeii's bakery was caught off guard also, and 81 loaves of carbonized bread were found in the oven. Our Perillo Tours guide brought the scene to life for us. She then described the McDonalds of Pompeii, followed by a brief tour of a middle class house. Next stop: the whorehouse of Pompeii!
Italy travel: Pompeii is still an active excavation site, so there are some areas which are off limits to our Perillo Tours group. Only about 70% of the city has been unearthed (or perhaps "un-ashed"?). The parts which are accessible to the public are well worth the trip. At the end of this segment, we see one of the oldest "welcome mats" outside the house of one of the more important people of Pompeii. The mosaic says "HAVE", which means "welcome".
Carnival Spirit pool - short clip.