Pompeii is the famous Italian town which was buried by volcanic ash and lava throughout an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. The eruption caught the homeowners by surprise and so they were caught as they were for eternity. Experts filled deep spaces left by broken down human bodies with plaster so we can see the exact positions people were in throughout the eruption.
The UNESCO World Heritage site can be reached from the Circumvesuviana train station, also called Pompeii Scavi. From there you can take a shuttle up to the volcano prior to beginning a 30 minute raise hill to the summit of Vesuvius. You can go right as much as the crater’s edge of the volcano which is officially not inactive. The archaeological site of Pompeii is huge and you could invest from 2 hours to numerous days checking out. Amongst the highlights are the amphitheatre; gym; House of the Vettii; forum; Temple of Apollo the ancient baths and much, a lot more. Strategy your trip carefully. While at Pompeii you can also visit Herculaneum and Stabiae, towns which were destroyed by the exact same 1st century eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
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