Archaeological and Historical Sites
Having been a student of archaeology and a lover of all things classical since childhood, I've always felt that there is no better way to understand and connect with a place than by diving into its history, physically as well as figuratively.

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Take some time exploring Pompeii

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Pompeii was partially destroyed and buried under 20 ft of ash in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Pompeii was lost for about 1500 years until its initial rediscovery in 1599 and it continues to be excavated. The beautiful frescos and mosaic tile floors are still visible in many areas. Pompeii is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and well worth a visit. Take some time to wander and explore as there is much to see. Grab a gelato at the onsite café. The train station is located just a short walk to Pompeii site. You can buy a guide from one of the many vendors along the way. Trains leave frequently from Sorrento and Naples.

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by Clare Olivares
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