Positano, Italy

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Positano is a small quaint town located on the famous Amalfi Coast of Italy.  The main part of the city of Positano is set on a dramatic cliff which features beautifully colored Mediterranean houses, hotels, and boutique stores that lead all the way down to the coast.

Positano first became popular in the 1950s when writer John Steinbeck published an essay about Positano in Harper’s Bazaar.  Sixty years later we all can agree that the reasons that attracted Steinbeck to this magical place, including its dramatic scenery and tranquility, now attract hundreds of thousands of tourists every year.

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Pompeii, Italy

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Pompeii is an ancient Roman city, located near Naples in the southern Italian region of Campania.  Pompeii is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy. Pompeii was buried under a thick carpet of volcano ash in the year 79 A.D., when Mount Versuvius erupted.  This volcano eruption also destroyed the nearby city of Herculaneum.

What makes Pompeii so fascinating is that even to this day you can still see how the city was left after the volcano eruption.  You will experience the buildings, artifacts and even the skeletons of the people who once inhabited this ancient town as you walk through the city of Pompeii.

Pompeii is also part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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