Pompeii…. ancient Roman ruins.
Pompeii, buried in cinder in 79 AD in one of the most disastrous volcanic eruptions, provides first class evidence of the way of life in a Roman city at the time of the Empire.
The site, located in an attractive setting, is huge and there is a lot to see.
Among the most important ruins are the Forum (the centre of the town), containing the Basilica which is the largest building in Pompei; the Temple of Apollo standing against the background of Vesuvius; the Stabian Baths, divided in sections for men and women with a swimming pool, hot and cold rooms (in an excellent state of preservation); the House of Vetti, the most lavishly decorated in town; and the Villa of Mysteries, standing outside the city walls and containing splendid frescoes.