Famous worldwide, the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum are the only archaeological sites in the world, capable of showing visitors the city as it appeared to the ancient inhabitants, just before the catastrophe of 79 AD when Vesuvius decided to destroy everything.
People had no idea that “Mount Vesuvius” was a volcano and even earthquakes that preceded the eruption made them suspicious. However, the city owes its exceptional state of preservation to the enormous quantities of volcanic ash, pumice and lapillus.This 6 meters layer has preserved the city from most of the consequences of time.
The same materials, have cemented around human bodies creating a cast, so today thanks to the work of archeologists, we can see what they were doing before the dramatic event took place.
Walking through the streets and alleys, looking out in the various houses and laboratories or visiting temples and spas, is a fascinating and unique experience, only possible at Pompeii and the nearby city of Stabiae, Herculaneum and Oplontis.