Pompeii is one of the most important archeological sites in the world.Situated in the foothills of Mt. Vesuvius approx 40 mins, from Naples,this sprawling ancient city is one of the best preserved examples of ancient Roman life.Founded in 600 B.C. Pompeii was subject to invasion by thre Greeks,the Etruscans and the Samnites,leadind to an architetcural diversity evidenced by examples of Doric columns,The Temple of Apollo and the triangular Forum.In 89 B.C. Rome invaded and forced Pompeii to become its ally,resulting i additional Roman stlye architetcure such as the Amphitheathre and the Baths. This varied history provides us today with fascinating and informative examples of ancient architetcure,artefacts and the lifestlye of Ancient Rome.
As is widely known,Pompeii was buried by a violent eruption of ash,stone and pumice which spewed violently from the mount of the vulcano in 79 A.D. forever preserving the city.Excavation of the site began in 1748 and the site,intact,was uncovered withits buildings,artefacts and citizens calcified in time,providings us with a riveting account of ancient history.Visiting Pompeii allows you to walk in ancient footsteps along large stepping stones which once separated citizens from the flowing sewage on either side,to attend the Forum,the centre of Roman political,economic,and religious life,past many luxurious villas with their decorative murals still intact,listen for the cheeres and jeers of Roman citizens gathered in the Amphitheatre and perhaps visit the local Stabian Baths – the oldest in the city. Pompeii is an awe inspiring sight which brings history to life and will provide you with an unforgettable experience.