Pompeii is one of Italy’s top tourist destinations, and what attracts people from all over the world is the story behind its ancient Romain ruins.
It was buried under a blanket of ashes and lapilli during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 a.D., together with Herculaneum, Stabia, and Oplonti.
As one of the most significant archaeological sites of all time, Pompeii is a must-see if you’re traveling around Italy or on a day trip from Naples.
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Naples to Pompeii
Pompeii is a real step back in time and a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
So, if you are already in Naples you will likely have already read our Naples 2 day itinerary and be ready to take the road to Pompeii.
What is Pompeii?
The ancient city along with the close Herculaneum and other nearby villas was buried under 6 meters by ash and lava during one of the worst Vesuvius eruptions of history.
The site gives you a glance at the organization of life during the Roman Empire. You can walk the streets, inside private houses, and spot exquisite works of art all around.
Pompeii’s inhabitant bodies were found in the same position as when the lava took over the whole town.
Is Pompeii worth visiting?
Let’s look at some reasons why Pompeii is a true gem to visit: