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Herculaneum – Naples

Last November on a stop in Naples we spent the day with friend Gianfranco in Naples proper. It was his birthday, he took us to his favorite restaurant (to which he would return later for a big party) and showed us some different sides of the city. This time our day in Naples happened to be on my birthday. Gianfranco acceded to my suggestion that we visit Herculaneum, the town where he was born, raised, and still lives. We went to the archeological site of the ancient town which was destroyed by the same Vesuvius eruptions as Pompeii. Interesting site, a nice small adjacent museum.

And then back into the heart of Naples for lunch and a chance to walk in the university neighborhood. Which is the old center of Naples. Fun!