Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the main attractions that brings millions of tourists to our region every year. An ancient and fascinating Roman city that was completely submerged by ash and lava during the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 AD. Today inside the archaeological site, which covers about 440,000 square metres, you can admire the forum, once the centre of the city's political and social life, squares, temples, theatres, shops, buildings and houses with their decorations, mosaics, paintings and everyday objects.
Pompeii archaeological ruins are located on a volcanic plateau on the southern slope of Vesuvius, about 30 metres above sea level and a short distance from the mouth of the river Sarno, in an evocative position, praised in Roman times even by Seneca. The lack of springs or watercourses on the plateau prevented it from being populated in the remotest times, although some settlements had formed in the nearby Sarno valley during the 8th century BC, as evidenced by numerous pit tombs. The population who founded Pompeii was certainly Oscan, but it is doubtful whether the name of the city itself derives from Greek or from Oscan.
The capital of the Campania region, Naples is one of the largest and most fascinating cities in the Mediterranean, much loved and known in the world for its traditions, history, artistic and cultural heritage, landscapes, cuisine and much more. We’ll walk through the streets and neighbourhoods of the historic centre, full of colour and folklore, such as the famous San Gregorio Armeno with its crib shops. The Spaccanapoli area, the Gesù Nuovo Church, the Sansevero Chapel with the Veiled Christ, Sant'Elmo Castle, Dell'Ovo Castle, the Maschio Angioino, Piazza Plebiscito and the Galleria Umberto are all worth a visit. Naples is the home of pizza, so don't miss a stop to taste the real Pizza Margherita.