Pompeii small group tour

Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D. Ash and other volcanic materials rained down for hours, burying the city under 20 feet of debris. The people who died at Pompeii aren’t famous because they were so numerous or their deaths were particularly grisly (though they were). They’re famous because we can still see their final moments. For thousands of years, the destroyed town has remained oddly intact.
The Pompeii bodies disappeared over time, but gaps remained where the bodies used to be. When Pompeii was eventually rediscovered over a thousand years later after the eruption, excavators filled in the gaps with plaster. Today, the plastic bodies of people in their final moments are a popular, though creepy, tourist destination.
* Duration: 2 hours
* Starts: Pompei, Italy
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours




Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D. Ash and other volcanic materials rained down for hours, burying the city under 20 feet of debris. The people who died at Pompeii aren’t famous because they were so numerous or their deaths were particularly grisly (though they were). They’re famous because we can still see their final moments. For thousands of years, the destroyed town has remained oddly intact.
The Pompeii bodies disappeared over time, but gaps remained where the bodies used to be. When Pompeii was eventually rediscovered over a thousand years later after the eruption, excavators filled in the gaps with plaster. Today, the plastic bodies of people in their final moments are a popular, though creepy, tourist destination.

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Stop At: Pompeii Archaeological Park, Porta Marina (via Villa dei Misteri), 80045 Pompeii Italy

Once a prosperous city, Pompeii, was buried under the debris of a dreadful volcanic eruption in 79 AD. Mount Vesuvius volcano erupted and in just 24 hours reduced the city to ashes.
The port city of Pompeii had attracted rich and sophisticated Romans since the 8th century BC. Turns out, thousands of years later, this tradition remains intact. Just that now tourists get attracted to Pompeii for the well-preserved ruins.

Duration: 2 hours