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"The ancient city of Pompeii was buried in volcanic ash after the 79 AD eruption of nearby Vesuvius. Excavation of the city over the years has allowed us to glean an amazing insight into what life was like and the similarities are surprisingly abundant! Pompeii offers much to see and countless streets and sites to explore. Remember, the site is an excavated city -- you will not see everything in one day -- so plan accordingly! Linked below is the official websites information on ticket prices, including 3-day packages as well as reduced rates, guided tours, and free entry the first Sunday of every month! Tickets can be purchased online using TicketOne (linked below) If you are looking for an equally impressive experience on a smaller scale (and closer to Naples) consider the archaeological site of Ercolano, a small seaside town that was also buried during the 79 AD eruption. It is a much more manageable site to see in an afternoon visit."
"The Pompeii archaeological site is a world-famous tourist destination located near Naples, Italy. It offers a mesmerizing glimpse into the ancient Roman city that was buried under volcanic ash and pumice during the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Visitors can explore remarkably preserved ruins, including streets, houses, temples, and even the haunting plaster casts of the city's inhabitants, making it a must-visit destination for history and archaeology enthusiasts. PS You can store luggage for free at coat storage! This means that if you are visiting Pompeii before heading straight to Rome you can store your bags for free while enjoying Pompeii. "
"Pompeii was an ancient city located near the city of Naples in the Campania region of Italy. When Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79, this city was buried under 4 to 6 meters of pumice and volcanic ash. This allowed the buildings and monuments of the city to be preserved to a great extent and gave a peek into Roman life. The Circumvesuviana trains depart from the train station in Naples and will take you to the main entrance of Pompeii in 40 minutes"
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