Pompeii is simply an amazing place. It is one of the top tourist destinations in Italy, and offers tourists a chance to travel back in time to 79 AD, when the eruption of Mount Vesuvius destroyed the town-city and its inhabitants.
As a must for any traveler to Italy, this historical site should not be missed, especially those interested in archeology. The ruins are massive and spread over a mile of winding side streets and large main roads.
You can explore the site most weekdays and weekends, but the site is closed on some national Italian holidays.
Because Pompeii is outside, you will need to be prepared for the heat while exploring the ruins.
Pompeii was buried for nearly 1600 years before it was re-discovered in 1599 during a small dig. But in 1748, an engineer from Spain, named Rocque Joaquin, began the large scale uncovering of the city that continues today.
Pompeii is easily reachable by car, bus, train, and makes for a great day trip destination while staying in Naples, Sorrento or any small town along the Amalfi Coast.