A final quick Rome (and beyond!) round up.
We even had a day in Pompeii - somewhere else I have always wanted to go and as we were 'nearer' than we will be for some time we mounted a day trip! We got a 'rapido' train from Rome to Naples which travels at speeds up to 340 kmh. This got us to Naples in 1 hr 10 mins which was pretty impressive, then a half hour commuter train to Pompeii which was fascinating.
This was a view across the site.
After a shocking queue to get in to St Peters earlier in the week
we mounted a trip on our last day which was definitely worth doing for two reasons - it was very impressive and as we left the amount of people turning up again was immense.
On top of the 'large dome' there are some columns surrounding a smaller dome - the second picture is taken from there. A lift and a few hundred interesting and rather hot stairs later - but so worth it.
Finally today, a little preview that shows interested parties that with the wind in the right direction I should have a few samples for Crafty Bunch on Wednesday!