An Amphitheater, a Super-volcano and a Vial of Blood.

The third largest amphitheater in Italy is 40 minutes or so on a train from Naples. On the day I went, there was one other tourist. Imagine, an amphitheater with zero queues! The largest amphitheater is of course the Coliseum in Rome. Think insane queues but magnificent. The second biggest is in Capua. Think Spartacus. The… Read More An Amphitheater, a Super-volcano and a Vial of Blood.


In November 2015 I took the train from Naples to Caserta to visit the Royal Palace of Caserta which had been built to house the Bourbon Kings of Naples. It was a beautiful and restful outing. What I had not realised at the time is that I was visiting an infamous area to Italians. Caserta… Read More Toxic


Pompei is way bigger than I had realised, it is not a village but a city. It is very easy to get to Pompeii on the train. The circumvesuviana train line between Sorrento and Naples has a stop practically by the main entrance. I paid €4.70 for the train from Sorrento and €11.00 entrance fee. I didn’t… Read More Pompeii