The Innocents Abroad - Chapter 30


The Innocents Abroad - Chapter 30
Ascent of Mount Vesuvius Continued--Beautiful View at Dawn--Less Beautiful in the Back Streets--Ascent of Vesuvius Continued--Dwellings a Hundred Feet High--A Motley Procession--Bill of Fare for a Peddler's Breakfast--Princely Salaries--Ascent of Vesuvius Continued--An Average of Prices--The wonderful "Blue Grotto"--Visit to Celebrated Localities in the Bay of Naples--The Poisoned "Grotto of the Dog"--A Petrified Sea of Lava--Ascent of Mount Vesuvius Continued--The Summit Reached--Description of the Crater--Descent of Vesuvius

Mark Twain finds fault with the Neapolitan people but appreciates Naples from a distance, from the side of Mt Vesuvius.


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Submitted by scott on

10 Aug SLC and 8 companions visited Capri by chartered steamer.
11 Aug QC departed Naples, 8:00 a.m.