"Watch out for that rut!!!!" Pompeii Warnings Or Dangers Tip by monorailgold
Pompeii Warnings and Dangers: 33 reviews and 30 photos
When you go to Pompeii, be mindful of the cobblestones and the ruts in the road. The streets are made of very uneven cobbles and have deep tire ruts ground into them. If you are not paying attention to where you are walking you could easily twist your ankle, or worse. It would definetly put a damper on your vacation if you broke your ankle in Pompeii. The sidewalks are just dirt walkways that are uneven, also. The curbs are very high in spots and the stepping stones in the center of the streets are rough and slippery when wet.
It is intersting to see the tire ruts and to think about how many carts it took to make those ruts. I am always amazed to see them ground in the stones on most of the streets of Pompeii. This, alone, brings the human element to the city for me. Knowing that these roads were once travelled by thousands of people on their way to work or home. It is just another one of the incredible sights that have been unearthed in this once great city.
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