Health Editor’s Note: You will see no photos taken by Carol Duff of Pompeii…true story….we drove many, many miles into Italy (we rent a car and drive and drive and drive), many years ago, before the convenience of having a phone to check on closing times….Got to the gates of Pompeii at 3:30 p.m. on a week day and it was CLOSED. Yes, absolutely closed. So you can come from the US and rent a car and drive a long way and still not get to see what has to be a pretty awesome area of Italy. Of course that was not the only site in Italy that we visited or wanted to see, but it was still a shock…..Carol
The New Treasures of Pompeii
In A.D. 79, when Mount Vesuvius rumbled to life after being dormant for nearly 300 years, the alley was entombed and its balconies largely incinerated in the cascades of scorching ash and superheated toxic gases known as pyroclastic surges that brought instant death to the residents of Pompeii. Archaeologists discovered and unearthed the Vicolo dei Balconi only last year, in a part of the site called Regio V, which is not yet open to the public.
Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.
She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – one daughter-in-law; Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with her husband Gordon Duff, many cats, and two rescues.