Pompeii was once a thriving Roman town before Mount Vesuvius erupted. Since then, the city has become a world-renowned historic landmark.

Pompeii is near the coast of the Bay of Naples in Italy and is now one of the largest archaeological sites in the world.

Every year, about 2.5 million visitors walk the streets of Pompeii to discover how the town was moments before the deadly volcanic eruption.

Pompeii was a very large town it can take at least two days of walking around to see everything.

While you can pick up a map when you arrive and do a self-guided tour, you will miss out on plenty of history and fascinating stories. That is why it’s definitely worth your time and money to book a guided tour of Pompeii.

Your tour guide will be able to share many stories and interesting facts about the town and the Romans who lived there. Usually, a guided tour will run for two hours, allowing you to see the main sites and ruins of Pompeii.

Let’s go over some of the sites you may see as you discover this historic city.

The Forum

Pompeii’s Forum was the main area in the city where most political, cultural, and religious life took place. There is plenty to see at the Forum, such as different temples, the market, and you can even spot Mount Vesuvius in the distance.

View from Pompeii

Teatro Grande

Teatro Grande is a theatre that once would have seated around 5,000 people – people would have come together to watch tragedies and comedies.

When you visit the theatre, you may get the chance to climb up to the top row and see a view of the town and Mount Vesuvius.


Lupanar was Pompeii’s largest brothel that had 10 rooms. Each room had a stone block for a bed, and the walls were adorned with erotic frescos that were used as a menu of services to get customers in the mood.

Of course, there are many more noteworthy sites throughout the city! If a tour sounds like something you want to do to explore Pompeii, you can book a two-hour guided walking tour here! You will go to the main sites listed above and you will even get skip-the-line tickets to avoid waiting in long queues. What’s better than that?

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