Making the most of a visit to Pompeii and Vesuvius
Today is Vesuvius Day, recognizing the famed eruption in 79 CE
Pompeii and Vesuvius are remarkable places. The volcano wiped out the inhabitants of the city, and yet it was incredibly well preserved because of all the volcanic ash that covered it.
A protected UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pompeii is now a huge tourist attraction, drawing in millions of visitors each year. And, of course, a trip to Pompeii would not be complete without stopping by to see Vesuvius!
Click on to find out more about these spectacular places.
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