Chloe's Euro Trip


Mount Vesuvius last erupted in  1944 and is one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. Mount Vesuvius, a volcano near the Bay of Naples in Italy, is hundreds of thousands of years old and has erupted more than 50 times. It’s most famous eruption took place in the year 79 A.D., when the volcano buried the ancient Roman city of Pompeii under a thick carpet of volcanic ash. The dust “poured across the land” like a flood, one witness wrote, and shrouded the city in “a darkness…like the black of closed and unlighted rooms.”

Two thousand people died, and the city was abandoned for almost as many years. When a group of explorers rediscovered the site in 1748, they were surprised to find that–underneath a thick layer of dust and debris–Pompeii was mostly intact. The buildings, artefacts and skeletons left behind in the buried city have taught us a great deal about everyday life in the ancient world.”


Yesterday I went to Pompeii. First we went to our ferry and played cards when we were waiting to get to Sorrento. When we got to Sorrento we walked to the train station it was all up hill (so tiring), we caught the train to Pompeii.

On the way to Pompeii we saw Mount Vesuvius from the train station. At Pompeii we got our tickets went on to look around Pompeii. It was cool and creepy at the same time. There were houses that had the roofs torn off and look like they used to have two stories because there were stairs going up and holes through the stairs.

(Picture of the houses)

THERE WERE PEOPLE THAT WERE MUMMIFIED (freaky!). The roman people were covered in 8 to 9 feet of ash. If I was them I would have ran for my life. I saw a kid who was mummified that looked like he was calling out to someone or choking or screaming instead of doing that he should have ran although, he looked like he was 3 or 4 poor thing.

(Pictures of mummified people)

In Pompeii I liked the historical places and all of the mummified people and exploring all of the interesting places. But I didn’t like was the restaurant my brothers called it “ancient food” but if it was ancient food then I HATE ANCIENT FOOD (I highly recommend not going to the restaurant here) and the fact that they blocked off all of the interesting parts because it wasn’t safe.

(picture of a stop sign)

After all I really enjoyed Pompeii and I recommend you to go there if you are interested in historical excavation like me.



4 thoughts on “Vesuvius

  1. Babaanne

    Wow Chloe. What an excursion. You are learning so much on this trip and having fun as well. Love you and have a great time in Rome xx

  2. Jon

    Pompeii sounds interesting. What sort of food was the ancient food? Was it food they found in the fridges of the houses?

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