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Pompeii Day Trips from Rome

By Viator, September 2014

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Take a break from Rome's big-city bustle to discover the fascinating history of Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius. A visit to the haunting ruins of Pompeii takes you back to the fateful day in 79 AD when neighboring Mt Vesuvius erupted, covering the prosperous Roman city in deadly volcanic ash. Sitting in the ominous shadow of Vesuvius, imagine the panic felt by the people in those last few minutes before the city was so disastrously buried.

Once a sprawling metropolis of shops and residences, restaurants and brothels, you can walk the streets of Pompeii as the Romans did – the stones are still worn with tracks from the carriages that used them nearly 2,000 years ago. Wander from mosaic to monument, temple to theater, and imagine daily life in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Despite wars waged on its soils, assaults by earthquakes and that volcano eruption, Pompeii remains a vibrant, well-preserved and accessible destination.

As you navigate around the legendary city, remember all paths begin and end with beautiful frescoes depicting scenes from daily life. History, art and archaeology combine on a fascinating day trip to Naples and Pompeii from Rome.

Visiting Pompeii

Combine the highlights of southern Italy with a trip to Naples and visit to Pompeii's haunting ruins and climb to the smoking summit of volcanic Mt. Vesuvius. Lava flows have scarred the sides of Mt. Vesuvius, and are visible on the winding road up to the summit. Climb Mt. Vesuvius and hike through soft volcanic ash and pumice as you circle the crater, with panoramic views of the picturesque Bay of Naples. You may see plumes of steam issuing from the sleeping, but still active, volcano.

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Pompeii Day Trip from Rome

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Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

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Naples and Pompeii Day Trip from Rome

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3-Day Italy Trip: Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento and Capri

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2-Day Italy Trip: Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento and Capri

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5-Day Italy Trip: Pompeii, Capri, Naples and Sorrento

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3-Day Italy Trip: Naples, Pompeii and Amalfi

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Rome to Pompeii Shuttle Bus & Independent Day Trip

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Discover the UNESCO World Heritage site of Pompeii on this 12-hour independent tour from Rome and enjoy hassle-free round-trip travel by air-conditioned coach. ...  Read more

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