City Sightseeing

Feel Pompeii

The city of Pompeii may not remain but the ruins are still very much alive and bursting with history! There's still plenty of things to do and see, with the Great Theatre being at the top of the list, or if you're looking for something completely different, a great place to stop is the Gladiator Barracks. Both of these ancient ruins make for a great day out and are a great way to enrich yourself with the Pompeii heritage!

Did you Know?

Pompeii was a vibrant city, full of life until it was buried in ash after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Not only was the city burnt alive, but here was also a major earthquake in 62AD. The people of Pompeii didn't realise that Mount Vesuvius was a volcano as it had not erupted in nearly 2 millenniums, so it came as a massive shock! Pompeii is now a major tourist attraction despite its past, and the ruins are visited by over 2 and a half million people each year.

Things to Do in Pompeii

If you want to appreciate the fascinating history of the Pompeii in all of it's glory, then look no further than the Suburban Baths, which have been well maintained throughout the ages. Surrounded by glorious ancient mosaics and ruins, it's the perfect place to explore! If you have time to go around the city in more depth, then visit the House of the Vettii, the residence of the rich and the wealthy before the volcano eruption. Once you've seen enough of the ruins make sure you dive into the more modern Pompeii by taking a visit to the Shrine of the Virgin of the Rosary of Pompeii. This is a beautiful church dedicated to the Madonna of the Rosary. If you're feeling adventurous then climb up the Bell Tower to witness the spectacular views of the whole city, including the volcano.