The buried city
Ancient Pompeii is the most famous archaeological site in the world: you can’t find anywhere in the globe such a big and whole proof of Roman civilization.
An ancient roman city, so tragically concealed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD and incredibly preserved by ashes, dust and lapillus.
Since 1997 the archaeological areas of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata are part of Italy’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Visiting Ancient Pompeii, a few hundred meters away from Hotel Pompei Resort, is an amazing experience. You can walk around the untouched city as romans did 2000 years ago! So you can admire buildings temples, shops, modest houses or luxurious villas with their frescoes.
Pompeii was a rich rural and commercial area due to its strategic position on Mount Vesuvius slopes, facing directly the sea and the river Sarno.
The Forum, the city’s main square, the heart of religious, political, justice and business affairs. There you can appreciate the ancient tribunal “Basilica”, the shopping centre or main market “Macellum” and, of course, the majestic Mount Vesuvius, right in back of the Temple of Jupiter.