With plenty of other sites to investigate, I never found the large amphitheater I had hoped to see,
The main disadvantage of this trip is that it's not an overnight adventure, and so too soon we must pile back onto the bus for the ride back to Rome. But not before taking a ride around the Gulf of Naples to Sorrento,
On the way north, I noticed how every little bit of land around us seemed to be used for agriculture of some kind. It wasn't just landscaped or looking as though the inhabitants took good care of their property. No, there were serious well-tended crops being grown everywhere, even right next to the highway that we drove along. Must be that excellent volcanic soil that Vesuvius spits out every so often, because I just didn't see any bare patches of land not being put to use until long after the mountain was behind us.
Returning into Rome, I saw a cemetery next to the highway, with many lit candles on graves and next to tombs, and several small Stars of David illuminated around the burial grounds. A Jewish cemetery, apparently. But is it some sort of holy day? Dunno. In some ways, there are way too many holidays around here to keep track of, and sometimes it seems to be a special occasion Just Because.
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