While staying in Sorrento, Italy we visited both the towns that were buried by Mount Vesuvius almost 2,000 years ago, Pompeii and Herculanium. The only train between Sorrento and Naples passes right by these excavations. Theese towns once had the ocean right at their doorstep but are now set back due to the massive amounts of volcanic ash and lava. The bright colors are striking. My photos show apparently I was impressed by the varied brick work and textures, but decided not to include those here.