The ancient city of Pompeii
Did you know that Pompeii is one of the most visited archeological sites in the South of Italy?!
It is a big touristic attraction thanks to its architecture and also its history.
Pompeii was destroyed and a big part of it transformed to ashes because of the lava coming from the Vesuvius Volcano that erupted in 79 AD. It was one of the biggest tragedies as Pompeii was one of the most flourishing and beautiful Roman cities.
The eruption of Vesuvius completely destroyed life in the city. Only the memories and stories remain until the present day.
“It is said that many people died from the heat coming from the Volcano long before the lava arrived at the city“
Walls, villas, paintings, parts of statues are still present in Pompeii. They carry the history of this ravaged city that was once full of life.
Vesuvius Volcano is not active at the moment, however, there are still possibilities that it may erupt anytime. The last eruption happened in 1944 when 26 people were killed.
- Pompeii is a city that is worth visiting whenever you are in Italy and more specifically on the southern coast.
- I visited the city along with my sisters during our trip to Sorrento and all the Italian coast.
- Pompeii can easily be reached by train from either Napoli Centrale station in Naples or Sorrento main train station.
- You can buy the tickets at the entrance of the site. It costs 18 euros per person. There are also many guided tours with explanations about the history and architecture of the city.
- It is also possible to visit the volcano with specific tour guides.
- You can find all the information for the guided tours of Pompeii and Vesuvius by clicking here: visit Pompeii and Vesuvius.
“While walking inside the city, between its walls and statues, have a seat, close your eyes for a bit and imagine all the people who used to live here about 2000 years ago. Priceless.“