Do you want to visit Pompeii Italy?
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Pompeii was an ancient city that was buried by the 79AD eruption of the Volcano Mt. Vesuvius. It was preserved by the ash that fail from the sky. The Pompeii ruins are an amazing look at what life was like in 79 AD.
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Let Plan Your Visit To Pompeii
Pompeii was a thriving city until AD 79 when a massive eruption from a volcano known as Mount Vesuvius covered the city. Pompeii is now a huge archaeological site. It is so interesting to walk around and see how the people lived and worked in a perfectly preserved town from about 2000 years ago.
Tip 1 – Be Safe
We took the train from Sorrento. It was not as nice as other areas in Italy and consequently I was a little nervous with the type of people on the train. Once we got off at the pompeii-scavi stop I felt fine. The stop is a short walk to Pompeii. There is also a baggage storage area at this stop.
Tip 2 – Get Tickets Inside
There are many vendors outside trying to sale tours, but they are not legit. The official line is inside. You may have to wait if you get tickets at the gate, you can purchase them online on their website by clicking Here.
Tip 3 Download Rick Steve's Audio Tour
We bought the Rick Steve's Italy book which is so helpful and I highly recommend it. You can buy it by clicking Here. In the book it suggest downloading different tours. They are free and very informational and helpful. We downloaded the pompeii tour, it was fabulous. You will see many Rick Steve's fan's here with books in hand!
Tip 3 – Bring Water
It is hot most of the time and you will be walking a lot. Make sure to hydrate and have enough water with you. We went in Spring and it was fine, but I have been to Italy in August and it is HOT!
Tip 4- Restaurant Inside
Don't worry if you forgot your picnic lunch or have no way of bringing one anyway! There is a Air-Conditioned Restaurant located within Pompeii! It is really nice to stop and grab a snack and rest from all the walking. It does tend to get crowded.
Tip 5 – Educate Yourself
Before your trip or on the plane ride watch a document or read some pompeii history! It will help you better understand this vast area! You will not be able to see all of it (parts are blocked off) but know where you are going and what you want to see! Get a map too when you arrive, it will help out a ton!
Are you ready to go to Pompeii, Italy? In addition to pompeii there are many amazing cities in Italy to explore. Be sure to check out my other post by clicking on the links below. These will hopefully inspire you to plan an amazing Italy vacation.
If you have one week in Italy it is possible to visit lots of cities. We started in Venice with a Romantic Venice getaway. Then headed to Florence, Pisa and Lucca, and Siena. After visiting Tuscany we headed to Gaeta, Naples, Capri , the Amalfi Coast, and Pompeii.
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