Touring Pompeii


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Visiting what is considered to be one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world might not be the idea you had when you planned a relaxing vacation to Italy. However, an active volcano doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy some relaxation. Mt. Vesuvius is only one of the amazing sights available in Pompeii, and it is located close enough that many tours of Rome will give you an inside look at the beauty held there. Here are some of the inviting sights you will see when taking a tour of Pompeii.

Mt. Vesuvius

Yes, it’s still an active volcano but it is also one of the most beautiful sights in Italy. You can climb parts of it and get a breathtaking view of the Bay of Naples. If you aren’t one for hiking, there are vehicle tours for a small price that will take you on a small drive up a piece of the mountain. Keep in mind that these vehicle tours can’t go as in depth as a walking tour. While visiting this unique monument, explore the Naples Archaeological Museum where you will see artifacts and other treasures excavated from the ashes when the volcano covered Pompeii.

Historical Ruins

Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius hold a countless amount of history. While there are thousands of historical sites within Italy, only Pompeii has preserved them so well. Due to the volcano eruption that once destroyed the city, you can now get a taste of ancient Rome from the uncovering’s. The death casts are a must see for any history enthusiast. This city holds many secrets of ancient Roman life that few get the chance to experience. If you’re looking to go back in time and see how the ancient Romans lived, Pompeii is the place for you.

Authentic Food

You won’t be eating like an ancient Roman when you visit Pompeii. There are options available for anyone, try visiting a local pizzeria and taking in the beautiful sights around you. If you’re not a fan of trying new foods, Pompeii has plenty of modern options. Of course, when in Italy you can’t forget the wine. You’ll be able to enjoy some of the best wines in Italy when in Pompeii. Even though the sights are historical, the food is anything but.

Between the food, history, and amazing local attractions, Pompeii will be one of your favorite places you visit on your Italian vacation. Don’t let the active volcano scare you- take advantage of the opportunity to see its beauty!


Sarah Murphy has worked in Dublin for the last two years as a blogger, web content manager and marketing coordinator. A journalist by training and travel junkie by nature, she regularly travels to Italy for both business and to experience some of the Rome tours, where she mostly spends her time in search of the perfect gelato....(Read More)

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