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History of Destruction

The legend of the destruction of the ancient city of Pompeii is timeless, as are the ruins that have stood frozen in time since Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD during the Roman Empire. The eruption killed thousands and the city was buried in meters of ash and pumice, forgotten for over 1,000 years. When the city was finally discovered and excavated in the 18th century, what remained represented an uncanny glimpse into life in the Roman Empire. Due to the lack of moisture and air, the city remained preserved, even bodies remained in the positions that they had died in. Fast forward to today, and Pompeii has become one of the most recognized World Heritage Sites on earth, bringing in millions of tourists each year. A fascinating glimpse into Ancient Rome and the tragedy that wiped out an entire town, Pompeii is a must visit for any history buff in the Naples area.

Utrip Tips

*To get to the ruins of Pompeii you can catch a train from the Stazione Centrale in Naples (Central Station) to Pompei Scavi Villa Misteri on the Linee Circumvesuviana on the line that runs from Naples to Sorrento. The ride is about 35 minutes and cost about €4 (prices will vary).

*Combo tickets are available to see Pompeii, Hercolaneum, Olontis, Boscoreale, and Stabiae within 3 days, which costs €22.

*EU Citizens under 18 are free

*If you are over 65, a student between ages 18-25, or are a teach the admission is half price.

*To purchase tickets in advance go HERE.

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