Gladiator Training in Pompeii

Another short post today. Just returned from a two-week vacation from California. Glad to be home and sleep in my own bed 🙂

Today, we are looking at photos from the place where gladiators lived and trained in the town of Pompeii, located near the Italian city of Naples or Napoli. I will assume that you’ve all heard of Pompeii, the town that was destroyed and buried under ash and pumice when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. The wooden structures are obviously replicas as they would have burned out long ago.


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8 Responses to Gladiator Training in Pompeii

  1. zelmare says:

    How wonderful! I can imagine the feeling of the past there. 🙂

    • May Dayao says:

      Yes, but that past unfortunately gets a little darker into the tour when you see the remains of those who perished. Sorry, such a downer. Fascinating place though. More photos of Pompeii to come.

  2. TBM says:

    I would love to see this. Hope you had fun in California. I’m from there 🙂

  3. ivanterzic says:

    Nice! Definitely must visit this place!

    • May Dayao says:

      Pompeii is certainly different. You’ll find lots of interesting little things there like the unusual street markers. More to come on Pompeii!

  4. Pompeii is one of those places that I’ve wanted to visit since I was a child, and being there was no disappointment. It’s amazing to walk the streets walked by Romans almost 2000 years ago, and to enter their homes, their theaters, their shops and even their brothels. The imagination just takes off in places like this. Thanks for bringing back those memories – looking forward to seeing the rest of the pictures.

    • May Dayao says:

      Thank you for the comment and I totally agree! I too kept trying to picture the ancient Romans living in Pompeii. Sad to see how some of them died though. What I didn’t realize is how big the city was. That’s what I love most about Italy and Europe in general, is the history. Definitely more Pompeii photos to come. Thanks for stopping by.

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