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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