The city of Pompeii was an ancient Roman town/city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the commune of Pompeii. Along with Herculaneum and many villas in the surrounding area, Pompeii was mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.
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Joe and I visited the ruins but Joe loved going to there more than I did. Whenever we visited Sorrento I would spend the day shopping and sightseeing while he made what he called his yearly pilgrimage.
There was another ruined site not far away known as Herculaneum which, unlike Pompeii, is famous as one of the few ancient cities that can now be seen in almost it's original state.
Read more about Herculaneum here
Unfortunately when we visited we didn't have a camera available to take pictures of either Pompeii or Herculaneum. However, the following shots were taken by Rosanne when she and hubby visited Pompeii just the other week so I thought I would share them - with permission, of course.