Pompéi Roman Villa - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Inside of a workshop of dry cleaner's
Pompéi Roman Villa - FURTHER INFORMATION
Pompéi Roman Villa - Pompeii visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Pompéi Roman Villa' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Campania.
Pompeii is one of the most famous archaeological sites in Italy. Together with nearby Herculaneum, Pompeii was utterly destroyed in 79 AD when Mount Vesuvius erupted burying it under 4 to 6 meters of ash, pumice and pyroclastic flow material.
Many of the Roman villas, houses, shops and workshops were buried almost intact, and remained so for almost 1600 years until Pompeii was accidentally rediscovered again in 1599. Subsequent excavations revealed a uniquely preserved Roman town with casts being made of many of the residents who were buried. Many of the buildings still have the same decorations and features as they did in the 1st century.
Today, Pompeii is one of the most visited attractions in Italy, drawing about 2.5 million tourists each year. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and archaeology within Pompeii is still ongoing. Parts of Pompeii are open to the public, while some sectors are closed for preservation and study. Pompeii occupies part of the town of Pompei, and Mount Vesuvius volcano is still active today.
Pompeii Information Office
Via Villa dei Misteri 2 Pompeii
Phone: +39 081 8575347
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Bus: SITA Napoli-Salerno service to piazza Esedra stop
Road: Pompeii is about 30km southeast of Naples just off the A3
Train: Pompei, Circumvesuviana Pompei Santuario stations