A walk along the ruins of Pompei

Pompeii was the original name of the famous Neapolitan city that in 79 BC was entirely covered by the ashes and lapillus coming from the eruption of the Vesuvius. The blanket of ashes, thick almost six meters, in 1748 brought to life the amazing archeological site that has become World Heritage in 1997. The site, together with the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatino, are the most visited attractions in Italy. It is definitely worth it to take a look at it.

How to get there:

– By car: after getting to Naples, it is necessary to get the A3 highway and then take the exit Pompei.

– By train: from Formia train station, get the train to Naples central, then after getting to Naples get the Circumvesuviana towards Sorrento. It will take about 40 minutes to get to the stop “Pompei Scavi”.

For the Circumvesuviana timetable, please check on the website: www.vesuviana.it

The ruins entrance, where you can find the Information Desk, is approximately 50 meters from the station

For more information: http://wikitravel.org/en/Pompeii