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    Just got back from vacationing in Europe and had a chance to visit Pompeii. A lot of the city is closed for restoration but it is still worthwhile. Didn't see as many ovens as I would have liked but we were rushed for time. If you have the chance - do it...
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    On my bucket list along with Herculeum, was in Rome a while back but never made it over to this area, so it is on the hit list. Amazing how long this arches last!
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    • #3
      Hey Les -

      I was just there about a month ago! Toured Pompeii, Herculeum. Crazy thing, one of the best pizzas I had on my trip was at a little tourist trap restaurant by the train station in Herculeum.

      Did you make it to Naples to visit Via Tribunali? Wall to wall Vera Neopolitan pizzerias. I stopped at more than a few. First one is Sorbillo - he has 4-5 places around Naples and is supposed to be the one of the best (not sure I agreed) and second is Di Matteo - takeaway only
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      • #4
        One of the stops was Naples but spent very little time there. After Pompeii we went to Sorrento. We had a pizza there and for as simple as it was, tasted very good.
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        • #5
          if you are still in that area Vico Equense, a short train ride from Pompeii, has a place called the University of Pizza. They have three large ovens there and sell pizza by the metre, worth a visit.
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          • #6
            I had been to Pompeii before but this is the first time where I was interested in their ovens. I wandered around quite a bit and stuck my head in a few ovens. This is the only one that I took pictures of the inside. You have to remember that this oven is between 2000 and 2700 years old. Obviously it has not been used for nearly 2000 years, but it looks as good as new. Click image for larger version

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            Of course you build up a big appetite with all of that walking and have to stop at Michele's in Naples for a few pies. The sauce on these pizzas is quite runny. Also, I noticed this time how salty the crust is. At 6 euros each, these are a great deal. And super delicious.
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