Everybody knows the story of Pompeii. However it was quite solemn to visit the ruined city, painstakingly excavated. Pictured here with the volcano that destroyed it, Vesuvius, in the background.

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Viewed from a street in Sorrento, someone has hung lots of fruit and vegetables on their balcony.

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The Sea Cloud

The Sea Cloud is a sailing cruise ship – most unusual. Pictured here docked in Venice, the passengers we spoke to from this ship told us their next port of call was in Croatia.

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I love the toy-town coloured houses along the canal, leading to the lagoon of Venice, taken from the island of Burano.

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