This terrifying event also took the lives of those who lived in the nearby town Herculaneum and several other locations. Today the archaeological site of Pompeii's excavated remnants can be visited and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Walking down what were once the busy streets of Pompeii may be a bit spooky but the incredible side about the town is that the ashes have managed to preserve and somewhat even conserve the town in its original appearance. Thus displaying and giving a true genuine insight of what the daily life of an ancient Roman city was like.
Pompeii, Italy is a destination that can be easily reached from Naples and makes a very interesting day trip. The must-sees on the spot are:
- Apollo Temple
- House of Faun
- The Forum
- The Temple of Jupiter