Where in the world is Dr. Ellen Frankel? Part 12.

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The final destinations for the fabulous historic trip were breathtaking.

Where in the world is Dr. Ellen Frankel?

Part 12.

Photos and blog by Ellen Frankel; Reported by Joanne Giannini

You can follow along with the order of photos posted here…

Taormina (Sicily) Herculaneum and Pompeii (Sorrento), Italy

The final destinations for the fabulous historic trip were breathtaking.

Taormina

Taormina is a hilltop town on the east coast of Sicily. It sits near Mount Etna, an active volcano with trails leading to the summit. The town is known for the Teatro Antico di Taormina, an ancient Greco-Roman theater still used today. Near the theater, cliffs drop to the sea forming coves with sandy beaches. A narrow stretch of sand connects to Isola Bella, a tiny island and nature reserve.

Herculaneum

Herculaneum, ancient city of 4,000–5,000 inhabitants in Campania, Italy. It lay 5 miles (8 km) southeast of Naples, at the western base of Mount Vesuvius, and was destroyed—together with Pompeii, Torre Annunziata, and Stabiae—by the Vesuvius eruption of ad 79. ... The excavations of ...

Pompei

Pompei is a city in southern Italy’s Campania region overlooked by the active volcano at Vesuvius. It’s known for its ancient city, Pompeii, which was buried by the 79 A.D. eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Ruins here include the frescoed Villa of the Mysteries and the city's amphitheater. In town, the Catholic pilgrimage…

This concludes our series - with many thanks to the world traveler, Dr. Ellen Frankel.