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Book a place on one of the many Pompeii Tours and you'll discover the fascinating history at the heart of this excellently preserved historical site.

During the times of the Roman Empire, Pompeii was a bustling town, its proximity to Rome and the coast made it a favorite holiday destination for affluent Romans and the town benefitted from many of the advancements in technology and art for which the Roman Empire were so well renowned.

However in 79AD the town was buried with lava and ash following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and laid undiscovered for nearly 700 years. When Pompeii was finally unearthed it was found to have been wonderfully preserved and offers a fascinating insight into life during the time of the Roman Empire. Despite the catastrophic eruption the city baths, amphitheatre, Roman temples, brothels and colourful frescoes and mosaics remain intact and Pompeii has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Pompeii tours are among the most popular things to do in Italy. You can take a Pompeii Tour from Naples, Sorrento and Rome.

This area of southern Italy boasts many areas of tourist interest and Pompeii tours can be combined with visits to Vesuvius, Naples, Herculaneum (another town destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius), or the stunning Amalfi Coast.