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  • A first view of Vesuvius width:634;;height:480
  • Inside the crater (1) width:632;;height:480
  • Inside the crater (2) width:635;;height:480
  • Inside the crater (3) width:619;;height:480
  • Pompeii (1) It was buried in ash by the AD 79 eruption of Vesuvius. width:637;;height:480
  • Pompeii (2) width:634;;height:480
  • Pompeii (3) width:637;;height:480
  • Pompeii: the amphitheatre width:640;;height:426
  • Vesuvius from Pompeii width:640;;height:464
  • Marble table base with lions' heads, belonging to Casca Longus (first to strike Ceasar in 44BC) width:635;;height:480
  • Pornographic frescoes! There are some of the best frescoes I've seen here. width:638;;height:480
  • The 'park' at Loreius Tibertinus, Pompeii. width:360;;height:480
  • Pompeii (4) width:639;;height:480
  • Solfatara: part of the Campi Flegrei thermal area -- a dormant volcano. width:640;;height:469
  • Sulphur at an active  thermal vent. width:640;;height:437
  • Formation at Solfatara. width:640;;height:429
  • Another steam vent. width:640;;height:432
  • Rock and sulphur formations. width:640;;height:444
  • Solfatara width:581;;height:480
  • Ruins of the Temple of Serapis, Pozzuoli, where 3 pillar are honeycombed with holes drilled by molluscs when underwater. width:640;;height:427
  • In Messina, Sicily, we saw lots of cruise ships, bigger than buildings! width:640;;height:448
  • The view from our hotel window, Messina. (It's called the Jolly Hotel!) width:640;;height:457
  • Bell Tower of the 12th century 'duomo' -- cathedral, Messina. width:372;;height:480
  • Automatons in the Bell Tower, which strikes at noon each day. width:639;;height:480
  • View of Messina from the Bell Tower. width:639;;height:480
  • It also holds one of the biggest astronomical clocks in the world, built in 1933. width:635;;height:480
  • View of Mt. Etna from Naxos. It looks quite active, with steam and black smoke. . . width:640;;height:451
  • Up on Mt. Etna. width:640;;height:414
  • Probably a large 'bomb' from an eruption. Glad I wasn't there when it fell. width:640;;height:462
  • Steam rising from a crater. There are over 400 craters in the area. width:640;;height:384
  • Ice, protected by layers of volcanic ash. width:640;;height:462
  • Another steaming vent. width:640;;height:442
  • Some the extinct craters in the Monti Silvestri area, left after the 1892 eruption. width:640;;height:431
  • We also got to visit some very lovely vineyards -- and sample the produce. width:640;;height:397
  • View of ther beautiful town of Taormina, from above. width:640;;height:397
  • Taormina. width:640;;height:446
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