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City of the province of Naples is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, but only visiting it you can catch the priceless historical and cultural value that characterizes it.

Historical Highlights
The city, a colony of the Roman Empire, was destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD Completely submerged by ash and lapilli (little hot rocks), has been preserved largely intact over the centuries. Since 1997 he has been declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco.

In the archaeological excavations are of particular interest in the Villa of the Mysteries, a former manor house is still decorated with frescoes, destroyed by the eruption and later restored, the Amphitheatre, the Grand Theatre and the Little Theatre, the Forum - the center of religious and central hub of the ancient city - the patrician domus with gardens, the houses, the macellum (old market), the brothel, the many temples dedicated to the gods, such as the Temple of Jupiter or Venus or even Apollo, the necropolis of Porta Vesuvio, spas and precious frescoes, now preserved in the Archaeological Museum of Naples.

The best way to visit the ruins of Pompeii is to organize a detailed itinerary, relying on the experience of a tourist guide and choosing one of the three paths available for short, medium and long term. The spring period, for the pleasantness of the climate, makes it more enjoyable to visit the site. Always advisable to bring water, while for a quick stopover you can find some restaurants and eateries that offer tourist menus with dishes of traditional cuisine. The visit to the ruins of Pompeii can be completed and enriched with a trip to nearby Herculaneum or a scenic Mount Vesuvius.

Pompeii is easily accessible by car, given the large areas used for the parking lot, in Circumvesuviana train from Sorrento to Naples and vice versa.

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