Sitting at the foot of an active supervolcano this town has a fiery history. After being embedded in over 190 cm of ash when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 C.E, modern Pompeii offers visitors the clearest glimpse into Roman life available. It’s it’s no surprise that tourist flock here from all around the globe.
It is worth taking a tour around the many intact ruins which dot the area: the forum, the amphitheatre, the bathhouse and The House of Menander are all worthwhile sites. The House of the Faun is by far the most majestic of all mansions in Pompeii and even though unfortunately most of its frescoes have been shipped off to Naples, there are still many beautiful works lining the hallways.
As small as it is, this area boasts A LOT to see, so make sure to bring your professional, local photographer to help you get the best photos.