The wife and I just returned from our 10-day trip to Italy and it was a blast! I've got some well earned blisters on my feet and some of my best photos. (And, of course, a desire to bore my readers with travel stories like the annoying neighbor who makes you see their vacation slides. Ah, blogging.)
To check out the city of Pompeii it's necessary to stay in another town, like Naples or Sorrento, and then get there by train. We chose Naples and regretted it right away.
The place is dirty and violent. Cab drivers were fighting with their passengers over fares quite aggressively and on the beach a serious fight was happening between and man and a woman who were trying to cut each other. Uncool. However, when we got to Pompeii it had been worth it.
The city is large and includes high places where you could see other parts of town.
More pics of Pompeii and Naples are here and more posts about my trip are on the way. (Eventually, I'll get back to that discussion on post-modernism...)