Let me start by saying: Pompei is HUGE. Its so much bigger than I'd imagined. I mean, its the size of a small town (go figure). We wandered up and down streets, looking at the shopping district, inside of houses (the photo here is of what remained of a tiled floor inside a multiroom home on one of the main roads in Pompei).
Of particular note were the market (with frescos still on the wall, signs of what was for sale there) and the "house of ill-repute" which was marked by this etched penis on the cobblestones.
Pompei is of course also known for the plaster injected remains of those who didn't flee the city in time to save themselves. In addition, there are many vessels, sculptures, altars and more than have survived the centuries.
The day was far too overcast unfortunately to get a view of Mt. Etna - the volcano whose eruption spelled the end for Pompei. It did clear up enough that we could tell where it was - in faint outline against the skyline. Marc commented that he could understand why someone living in Pompei might not immediately worry when Etna began to sputter - it seemed so far away!
The next day we spent at sea. Bingo, relaxation, fine dining. Yay!