Pompeii

Pompeii

At the foot of Mount Vesuvius, in the Province of Naples, stands Pompeii, Italy's largest and most impressive archaeological site.
The city was an important node during Imperial Rome before the catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, which obliterated all traces of life and covered a vast area in a thick blanket of ash and lapilli.
The digs to uncover the remains of the city only began in the middle of the 18th century, and the site is still an enormous tourist attraction today. A visit to Pompeii is a must for anyone wishing to experience what it was like to wander through the streets of a Roman city and see the merchants' houses and the villas of the nobility that are still intact, such as the Villa of Mysteries, found outside the archaeological area, or the House of the Vettii and the House of the Faun.
But Pompeii isn't only about ancient history. In addition to the vast archaeological site right in the centre of town, you will also find the Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary, destination of four millions of pilgrims every year, and the G. B. Alfano Vesuvius Museum.