via Grand Circle Tours
October 28th–November 14th, 2014

  • Recommended by Rick Steves.
  • Lago Trasimeno, the 4th largest lake in Italy.
    • Artifacts in the Etruscan museum in Chianciano.
    • There is a certain joyousness to Etruscan artifacts.
          • Reconstructed Etruscan domicile.
          • The interesting thing here is the background.
          • Looking down on an Italian cemetery. Each is masterpiece.
            • Party on our last day in Tuscany.
                  • Duomo in Orvieto. On our way south to the Amalfi Coast.
                      • The rest stops in Italy advertise their fine food.
                      • Fabulous food at the highway rest stop.
                            • Looking down at a ruin on the walk from the hotel to downtown.
                            • Town square of Sorrento
                              • Limoncello, anyone?
                              • Fred & Junko
                                • Marge & Rich being photographed by Felice
                                • Sorrento cliffside hotels.
                                  • School in Sorrento sponsored by Grand Circle
                                    • Fauno Bar in Sorrento where we had some good meals.
                                    • Naples & Vesuvius
                                    • Fresh seafood at Ristorante Tasso—something Nick could eat.
                                    • Restored statues at Herculaneum
                                        • Herculaneum with the modern city in the background.
                                        • City plan.
                                        • Our tour guide.
                                        • The “boathouses”
                                        • The “boathouses” where people hid to avoid the eruption, but the pyroclastic flow got them anyway.
                                          • Some original frescos. Most were taken to the museum in Naples.
                                            • Brickwork provided protection from earthquakes, but not eruptions.