Pompeii

Below are a few photos from our day trip to Pompeii

Pompeii is an ancient Roman town.

Situated on the outskirts of modern Naples, Pompeii is a small Roman town at the foot of Mount Vesuvius which was covered in ash and pumice when Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. Walking through the streets and wandering around people’s homes is a fascinating and sometimes humbling experience.

Pompeii has UNESCO World Heritage site status and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy. it is a huge complex with long streets, large villas, bath houses, even shops and an amphitheatre. Everything you could possibly need in a bustling city. Today it is some distance inland, but in ancient Roman times it would have been nearer to the coast.

Two-thirds of the city has been excavated to date, but with some of the excavated areas deteriorating the town could be placed on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

You can easily spend a whole day here, make sure you wear protective clothing and suitable footwear as you are exposed to the sun and the streets are uneven.

Highlights we experienced

Just the scale of Pompeii, it’s amazing how well preserved it is.

 

Be mindful of…

There’s a lot of walking involved and the streets are very uneven.

There’s not much shade so make sure the have a hat or umbrella.

 

Mount Vesuvius

House of the Faun

Temple of Apollo

Amphitheatre of Pompeii

Temple of Jupiter

All images of Pompeii are copyright of PBKphotos 2012

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