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Italy’s Invisible Cities

“Using the latest 3D scanning technology, Alexander Armstrong and Dr Michael Scott uncover the hidden history of Italian civilisation and city life. 360º videos of Naples, Florence and Venice” more

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Dormant but not Extinct

Vesuvius Tote Bag -
Here is a link to more of own Photos on FAA as Tote Bags – there are 3 sizes and you can play around with where the main image is placed.

These Tote Bags currently ship only from FAA in the US and take a week or two to print – but they are worth it.

They are very strong – but soft, professionally finished and the image is on both sides.
Wish they shipped from the UK as well. Our percentage is currently minimal to keep the costs down

This photograph is taken from a ferry looking back to Vesuvius in the Bay of Naples and there were dolphins swimming around the ship.

We were staying on a volcanic island Ischia near to Capri and had travelled down in a small rental car from Venice. The funny bit – we were encouraged to take extra insurance and reallised why as we travelled further south as the cars looked more and more roughed up especially when we got caught in traffic about 5pm in the center of Naples – but love Italy and would go back in a heartbeat.

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Italian Socks … from Ireland, 20% Discount for 2 weeks

Avoca Ankle Socks from Italy  - please visit


For 2 weeks from today, our beautiful cotton Avoca Socks – made in Italy – have a 20% Discount

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These socks are mostly cotton with little bit of elastin, to make them stretchy

We hope to have some more designs in a few weeks and more of the favorite ones, so please look back now and again – mens too

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Vesuvius -


Have visited Vesuvius two times, when i was small with my family and again with my own family.  The first time, climbed with my father and sister and a guide up the slopes and remember the guide lighting a cigarette from the ash on the ground, to show us how hot it was. When we were small, we were dressed in matching clothes, pigtails 🙂 and remember being little scared and falling over as we climbed up – nothing changes.

The second time with my own family, took this photo from a boat from Ischia across the Bay of Naples, this time on the way to Pompei. There were dolphins following our boat. This trip to Italy, we booked flights, places to stay and car hire from deals on the web. Long story but a few things didn’t go to plan – the most stressful was arriving at Heathrow airport and at check in reallising had my mother’s passport, not mine. The outcome of not checking my passport before leaving home after travelling on a day trip with my mum and dad a few weeks earlier.

We got later flight, from Gatwick to Verona not Venice after my parents met us and we swapped passports.