Trip to Italy: visiting the ancient ruins of Pompeii and the Vesuvius

Italy has many great destinations to visit and if you intend to travel to Italy there is a wide choice of excellent vacation destinations. If you are interested in history, Italy can be one of the best choices and the country has attractions to see that date back thousands of years. There are many historic locations to visit in Italy. No other country in Europe, or even the world, perhaps has more historical sites than Italy boasts. As a matter of fact, Italy has the most number of World Heritage Sites (with 51) as of 2015 cutoff.

Travelers who seek not just the beauty of nature but important bits of history as well, often choose the South Italian region of Campania as their destination in Italy. The beauty and richness of history and culture in Campania – for instance Naples, Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii, along with Herculaneum – make this region truly a place worthy of a visit. Being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pompeii – one of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy can offer lots of interesting things to its visitors today. If you have limited time to visit these places Italy Private Excursions might be an ideal vacation option for you.

Pompeii Ruins

Pompeii Ruins

The ruins of the town of Pompeii are a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the south of Italy near Naples. The town lay near Mount Vesuvius which is an active volcano and this was its downfall. Around 2,000 years ago in 79AD a massive eruption of the volcano buried the town below a depth of up to 6m of ash. The town was lost to the world for almost 1,500 years before being rediscovered during the 16th century. Since this time much of the ash has been excavated to reveal the town below and provide a glimpse of life in Italy when the Roman Empire was at the height of its power. There are many parts of the city open to visitors and it can be a fascinating location to walk around and see the buildings that stood in place more than 2,000 years ago. The ruins of Pompeii are one of the most historic sites in Italy and rank as one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.

The ruins of Pompeii

The ruins of Pompeii

The best way to visit these places is to hire a private driver and/or a tour guide. A Pompeii and Vesuvius private tour can ensure that you do not have to waste your time looking for transfers from one place to another and also deciding what places to see and which of the many tourist attractions to visit during your precious vacation time.

Naples and Mount Vesuvius

Naples and Mount Vesuvius

If you have a little bit more time to spend in Campania do not miss the city of Naples. The historic center of Naples is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.