You are here

Why Visit Pompeii, Italy

Once a mighty and thriving city, Pompeii is an ancient Roman town that was tragically buried alive with about 11 thousand of its inhabitants in the ashes of Mount Vesuvius when the volcano erupted on August, 24th 79 A.D.

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:

  • The Apollo Temple
  • The House of Faun
  • The Forum
  • The Temple of Jupiter

One thing's certain, it is definitely worth setting off on your own Pompeii discovery as the destination exhibits many unique artifacts, including old fountains, walls of former buildings and homes (sometimes practically intact), frescoes, and even everyday objects like jars.

5
4.93
26 Reviews
Next Date: Sep 09, 2020
11 days4 cities

Treat yourself with an unforgettable vacation and reveal the secrets of sun-kissed Italy with our "Cultural Capitals with Naples" tour. Join a small group of fellow travelers and see what the most remarkable cities in Italy have to offer.

5
4.78
26 Reviews
11 days4 cities

The epicenter of unparalleled cultural heritage and exceptional genuine vibe, gorgeous Italy inspires like no other. Touch the everlasting classic, exploring the most fascinating sights of Venice, Florence, and Rome, then move to the south to see different Italy, enjoying the charms of Naples and Pompeii.

5
4.82
22 Reviews
19 days8 cities

Treat yourself to an all-embracing 19-day tour of the main highlights from Italy's Rome to Croatia's Zagreb. See the best of Italy's capital, the famous Amalfi Coast, and Apulia region and then hop on a ferry to Croatia to see more of the sunny parts of Europe.

5
4.89
11 Reviews
4-starhotels
7 days2 cities

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Italy's Amalfi Coast from Positano to Sorrento, spend time exploring Naples and ancient Pompeii and sail to Capri Island to see its unique caves. Exceptional local guides will make your private tour of Italy truly insightful.

5
4.86
19 Reviews
12 days5 cities

Discover the treasures of Southern Italy from Rome to ancient towns of Bari, Alberobello and Matera, and continue to the colorful Amalfi Coast, Naples and Pompeii. With the guided city tours and a wine tasting, your tour of Italy is going to be phenomenal.

5
4.89
16 Reviews
12 days5 cities

Enjoy a detailed exploration of Italy's Naples, the beautiful Aeolian island of Lipari, and the island of Sicily. Have an amazing time exploring historical locations such as Pompeii and the Valley of the Temples. Delight your taste buds during tastings of wine in Lipari and on the Mount Etna volcano, as well as the Naples street food.

5
4.79
24 Reviews
13 days7 cities

Enjoy a unique blend of Italian classics coupled with the charms of sun-kissed south in 13 days. Start from the exploration of the country's heart, glorious Rome, moving south to Naples and Tropea. Having explored the charms of the mainland, proceed to off-the-beaten-path volcanic Aeolian Islands and have a grand finale in Sicily.