We spent the day thinking about the ancient past, aqueducts, and volcanoes. Pompeii really is remarkable. I’m not sure all of the historic detail was as mesmerizing for the kids as it was for some of the adults, but everyone showed lots of stamina.
We walked for over six hours, exploring rich homes, baths, theaters. We ate our picnic lunch near an enormous athletic field, and refilled our water bottles from the same stations used by the ancients.
Then we hit the gelateria again on the walk home and played some Dutch Blitz—admittedly, not the most Italian thing to do, but we did have an excellent spaghetti dinner.