Pompeii (Italy Travel Journal Pt.1)

Wahoo, the first edition of my travel journal from Italy!  The pile of photos I have from the trip is a bit daunting, so I am going to break it down into all of the different locations we stayed at.  The first stop on on trip was Sorrento, and these photos are from a day trip we took to the ancient city ruins of Pompeii.

Outfit Details:
Jeans - Marshalls
Yellow Sweater - c/o Oasap
Maroon Tote - Baggu
Hat - similar
Plaid Shirt - similar

A little history. In 79 AD, the city of pompeii was largely destroyed and buried under volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius (which you can see in the background of a lot of these photos).  The city was lost for about 1,500 years while buried under the layers of ash, which helped to block out air and moisture and preserve the city in its original condition.  The city was later re-discovered and excavated, and now is one of Italy's most popular tourist attractions.

It was amazing wondering around such an old place, and even the human bodies (which you can see third photo from the bottom) are still preserved.  The highlights for me included getting to walk inside all of the dwellings, seeing a preserved puppy, and last but not least, the famous whorehouse where you could see the ancient paintings above each room that people would "order" off of like a menu back in the ancient city!

As for what I wore throughout my trip, I only packed one large backpack for the whole two weeks, so staying comfortable and mobile were my main two objectives! If you are planning a trip with a lot of walking, I ended up loving these New Balance 420s which I got right before the trip.  I added a jelly Dr. Scholl's insert to the bottom and basically wore these exclusively the whole time.  Plus, they're cute!

I unfortunately didn't take any photos on my real DSLR camera of Sorrento, but you can see a few phone shots on instagram, like this amazing happy hour with a view of Mt. Vesuvius!

Have a great weekend!
xo Hannah


  1. Oh man, this place is SO amazing! Is it bad that I just think of Doctor Who when I see anything to do with Pompeii? Yeah. Nerdy a bit.
    It's crazy that you can still visit preserved bodies (and a puppy?? What! So cool!) there. The history must be so overwhelmingly awesome!

  2. That is definitely on my list of places to visit! I've seen shows talk about it before and you only get one view of the ruins.. it would be awesome to get to see it in person. It looks amazing!

  3. It's SO daunting to go through all those vacation photos and it takes me forever to narrow them down for the blog :) These are really great! I never made it to Pompeii but it sounds like it'd be so interesting! Love your traveling style too!

  4. I don't know a whole lot about pompeii so I really enjoyed looking through your photos and learning a little about it. It's a place I'd love to visit!

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  6. oh thanks for sharing the history of the town! that is so awesome that it was preserved for so long. and your travel outfits are adorable!! totally the kind of stuff I've been into this fall, all about the cozy attire and i've been so into good shoes and good shoe support. I got some insoles I put into my boots too, but I'm going to try the gel insoles now too... i feel like an old person getting excited about it haha, but I've realized what a difference it makes.

  7. Love this; feels like you're taking us on your trip with you!