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Top 5 things to do in Pompei

Pompeii
#1
Pompeii
Pompeii was lost to us for many centuries until it was rediscovered again, initially in 1599, and properly in the 1700s. It is one of the world's greatest archaeological sites. The volcanic eruption wiped out the population of Pompeii, but the town they lived in was remarkably well-preserved because of the combination of ash and lack of moisture that sealed the town, and essentially turned it into a time capsule.
Herculaneum
#2
Herculaneum
Step into life before the Vesuvius eruption with a visit to Herculaneum (Ercolano in Italian). This ancient Roman town lies in the shadows of Mount Vesuvius, and was once wealthier than Pompeii. Both towns were destroyed by volcanic flows in 79 AD. Pompeii is well-preserved but Herculaneum is even more so - the eruption preserved doors, bedding and even food here. This UNESCO World Heritage site allows you to explore several villas and taverns and examine the mosaics and frescoes preserved for centuries by the volcanic water, ash and debris.
Cantina del Vesuvio Russo Family Winery
#3
Cantina del Vesuvio Russo Family Winery
The Cantina del Vesuvio Russo Family Winery is a 16-hectare property and vineyard, planted in the volcanic soil on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius. The family have worked in the hills every day since 1948, and now invite visitors to experience their organic produce and the warmth of Italian hospitality. The winery produces a limited number of bottles a year, all of which are sold directly from their wine shop.
Mount Vesuvius
#4
Mount Vesuvius
Mount Vesuvius is a famous volcano which completely buried the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79 AD. Visitors can walk the scenic slopes, learn about the volcano's history, and get incredible views of the Gulf of Naples. Vesuvius is easy to reach by bus from both Naples and Pompeii.
Paestum
#5
Paestum
Paestum is located south of Naples and is easy to reach with public transport, making for a great day (or half-day) trip from Naples. This Greco-Roman archaeological site is home to the remains of three ancient Greek temples and a museum. Founded as a Greek colony in the 6th century BC, Paestum still has defensive walls, a Roman forum, what's left of a Roman amphitheater and a collection of ancient tombs, all of which can be explored at your leisure!

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