Igor Mitoraj’s sculpture featured at the entrance of Pompeii

Polish sculptor Igor Mitoraj’s massive Apollonian sculpture, the Daedalus (Dedalo), has found a permanent home near the Temple of Venus at Pompeii’s entrance.
We had time to visit the historic site, traveling an hour by train from Salerno where we were staying. It was quite amazing, the area that was covered, the reclamation that has been done, and the insight this place provides regarding life during that period of history.
Online information suggested we would need 2 to 3 hours to tour the site, Bill and I were there 3 hours, and had only seen about 1/2 the place! There is very little information on site, the audio guide is, I think, essential, to get the most from our visit.
The whole site is also very exposed with minimal shade, so it is imperative you bring water, sunscreen, and a hat. The cobbled streets and rough nature of the walking surface mean that wheelchairs and prams are impractical.

2 thoughts on “Pompeii

  1. Hi Janice – nice of you to share the story of your travelling adventures with we mere mortals!! I am hoping to plan some adventurous travels for Rachel & I over the next few years so I really appreciated your comment that Pompeii is less than accessible by wheelchair due to the terrain. I guess I won’t put Pompeii at the top of our travel list!! Cheers!! Tom M

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    1. Hi Thomas, it is always wonderful to hear from you. yes, this is a place that would be difficult to see and therefore appreciate for someone with mobility issues. But there is plenty to see in the area that would be less difficult. I would recommend a cruise, That way you can see several different cities without the worry of planning transportation from place to place. Check for end of season deals! thanks for taking time to comment, it is always nice to hear from you.


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