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A guide to a do-it-yourself Tour, plus the best guided tours of Pompeii, Italy

A guide to a do-it-yourself Tour, plus the best guided tours of Pompeii, Italy

Ruins of Pompeii, Italy~~Walking these streets is an amazing step back in time; you can see the volcano over the water...eeeeery.

Ruins of Pompeii, Italy. The city of Pompeii is a partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. One of the most memorable places I've ever been.

Vesuvius from Pompeii, Italy

Vesuvius from Pompeii, Italy : Pompeii was an ancient Roman town in Italy. The city Pompeii was mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m to 20 ft) of volcanic ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

Mount Vesuvius erupting at the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum // 79 CE // "Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum" exhibit, 2013 // British Museum // #archaeology                                                                                                                                                     More

People like us: An incredible insight into the Romans who died in Pompeii's horror

A look at today's Pompeii and the fascinating circumstances around the tragic Mount Vesuvius eruption.

12 tips for visiting Pompeii

12 tips for visiting Pompeii (plus how to get to the top of Mount Vesuvius) - Helen on her holidays

Pompeii.  The bird's-eye view is nice.

A paper, wood and plaster scale model of Pompeii by the archaeologist Giuseppe Fiorelli between 1861 and This had to be a real scare?

Pompeii Roman Ruins At Sunset by Boxing Clever's Visual Forum, via Flickr

Roman Ruins in Pompeii, Italy Pompeii Roman Ruins At Sunset by Boxing Clever’s . Province of Naples , Campania region Italy

Pompeii~  A couple of years back, I went to a traveling museum exhibit of artifacts from Pompeii; casts like these were among them. Absolutely haunting.

10 Most Amazing Lost Cities

These people were in Pompeii when Mount Vesuvius erupted. The eruption released tons of pumice, a light volcanic rock. It completely buried the town and the people. Under the pumice, the bodies were preserved. -- That's creepy

Fullery of Stephanus on the Via del Abbondante, Pompeii. Fulleries were an important business in ancient Pompeii.  Fullers processed, dyed, and washed cloth.

*POMPEII, ITALY ~ Fullery of Stephanus on the Via del Abbondante, Pompeii. Fulleries were an important business in ancient Pompeii. Fullers processed, dyed, and washed cloth.

Ruins of Pompeii

Ruins of Pompeii

A wall - Pompeii, Italy - frescos still hauntingly beautiful in many ruins....

A wall - Pompeii, Italy - frescos still hauntingly beautiful in many ruins.