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Insider’s guide: 4 hidden gems in the Adriatic to discover by superyacht

Insider’s guide: 4 hidden gems in the Adriatic to discover by superyacht

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Suoeryacht destination Pompeii
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Pompeii

It may not be considered the world’s best kept secret but the city that fell to ash and fire remains as compelling and preserved in tragedy as it did that fateful day in 79AD. The shadow of Mount Vesuvius looms foreboding in the background and the cobbled streets tinged with smoke can be eerily quiet if you find a time without the tourist hordes. In the Villa of Mysteries you can put the pieces together of the sparkling Dionysian dream Pompeii was before doom rolled down from the mountain.

Drop anchor in the lively Bay of Naples and head the short distance into the hills to see the shallow cool pools of the baths, the mighty marble seats of the Amphitheatre where the scent of blood still clings to dirt, and the crumbling ceiling once carved in great intricacies. Pompeii is a living museum that holds the dead in the palm of its hands. Of course one of the major macabre pulls of this parched city are the bodies, those stark reminders of a day the world fell, coating Pompeii in a living hell and preserving it for all of history.

PIcture courtesy of Viacheslav Lopatin/Shutterstock.com

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