Olbia to Pompei

Wednesday on our ferry from Sardina, at 5:40 we heard the first announcement that we were pulling into the harbor at Civitavecchia, the port of Rome. About 6:40 we got off the ferry and walked to the train station.

Leaving the ferry

We figured out how to use the ticket machine and bought our tickets to Naples. We got on the train stowed our bags, sat down and then Duke said “we are on the wrong train!” I thought he was kidding but he wasn’t. Luckily we were able to grab our bags, get off and get on the right train.

Civitaveccia train station at dawn

The trip to Rome took about an hour. I napped on the way.

On the train to Rome

In Rome we changed to the high speed train to Naples. I love high speed trains. The trip from Rome to Naples only took us about hour with no stops. It’s about 140 miles.

In Naples we bought tickets to Pompei. We took a packed local train to Pompei. And from there we walked about one mile to our hotel.

At the very nice Forum Hotel Pompeii we had a picnic lunch on our balcony. Then we napped all afternoon. Traveling when old is exhausting. 🤓

Picnic lunch on our hotel balcony

We woke up to have a great dinner in a nearby restaurant.


Author: marionvermazen

I am a traveler, hiker, avid reader, Sun alumnus, computer geek, Spanish and French language student, knitter and genealogist. I am retired after working for almost 30 years in the Computer Industry. I live in Reno, Nevada with my husband Duke.

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