Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Travel Log: Pompeii, Italy

After our tour of the Amalfi coast, our last destination near Naples was Pompeii. This was an ancient city that was destroyed and entombed by a volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79. The eruption buried the city under 13 to 20 feet with ash and pumice. The city was rediscovered and escavated some 1,700 years later. Pompeii is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy with about 2.5 million visitors every year.


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