The ancient city of Pompeii is one of most famous tourist attractions in Italy and in all the world, ruined by the heat of the Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79: through this tour, you can visit both the sites, the marvelous ancient town and the charming volcano which wreaked havoc on it.
Get to the top of Mount Vesuvius, up to the crater’s edge: during the hike, you will glance spectacular vistas of Naples, its bay and Pompeii and you will find lots of nice spots to take pictures. Stop there and listen to the silence: you will hear the sound of the wind and the occasional falling of rocks into the crater. Imagine that 2000 years ago, Vesuvius sent a cloud of ash and rocks in the sky which fell down on the near town of Pompeii. After that, a heavy blanket of lava raced down the mountain, covering the city, whose tracks would have been lost for years to come. Centuries later, archaeologists discovered the town, which today shines in all its ancient charm.
Pompeii was an important port town in the Roman Age: because it was a harbor, it had all the characteristics of a sailor’s quarter, as brothels, taverns, entertainment’s points and public baths. Ash and lava preserved the evidences at the top, so that visiting it, you will be lucky enough to glance at one of the best cross-sections of the ancient Roman life. So, walk the site, get lost in its houses and their frescoes and you will discover the genuine spirit of the past.