Visit Pompeii, the famous seat of the ancient Roman civilization whose ruins date back to 79AD, and discover a world that was captured in time. Explore the ancient city that was covered by the eruption of Vesuvius, and unravel the ancient mystery of the Roman Empire. Visit Pompeii’s open-air museum and explore the labyrinth of paths that lead you through the ruins of the buried city.
Our visit to Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage site, starts at Porta Marina, followed by the Terme Suburane – a thermal bath on the left. Continue to via Marina to see what life was like before Vesuvius violently erupted on August 24, 79AD.
Up until the eruption, Pompeii was a rich and prosperous hub with traders, merchants and travelers. It was also a cosmopolitan city populated with a sophisticated society, including the Romans, who flocked here for their sun-drenched vacations.
After Vesuvius erupted, the Roman city remained buried and undiscovered for almost 1700 years, until excavation began in 1748. The excavations that followed and continue today provide insight into life during the Roman Empire.
After a long day walking the ruins, our favorite lunch is the ancient tasting menu at il Principe, the Michelin star restaurant in the center of Pompeii. You’ll eat like a gladiator!
Pompeii is an endless story that continues to attract travelers to the world’s most preserved ruin.
* We’ll also be happy to reserve our professional guides and historians, Signor Gennaro or Elvira, who’ve been leading visitors through Pompeii for the last thirty years.