Polish sculptor Igor Mitoraj's massive Apollonian sculpture, the Daedalus (Dedalo), has found a permanent home near the Temple of Venus at Pompeii's entrance. The post-modern figure stands as a reminder of the ancient city's contemporary appeal.
How to Visit
Located southwest of coastal Naples, the UNESCO-listed ruins make a fascinating (and easy) day trip from Naples, Rome, Sorrento, and the towns of the Amalfi Coast. Book a day trip tour to combine a visit to Pompeii with a hike up Mt. Vesuvius, a cruise to Capri, sightseeing in Sorrento, or wine-tasting in nearby vineyards.
Insider's Tip: If you're traveling from Rome, you'll want a focused itinerary to hit all the highlights in a shorter amount of time. Book a guided tour in advance, and consider one that includes round-trip transportation so you can get straight to Pompeii with your expert guide.