It was our last full day in Sorrento and we decided to take an exciting trip into Pompeii to explore the ruins. Pompeii is an Ancient Roman city which was buried in ash after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius way, way back in AD 79 (thanks wiki for these detailed facts, my memory is notttt that great).
It was really interesting to visit Pompeii, as it gave a great insight into the way people lived back in the
olden ancient days. It was also completely crazy to think that at one time, this site was completely covered in lava, with the whole city being destroyed thanks to Vesuvius. You can see the mountain from the ruins, and it’s funny to watch it sitting there, completely unaware of the destruction it caused.
We did an excellent walking tour of Pompeii, so I felt we learnt and saw a lot. It’s weird to see how modern the people of Pompeii’s lives actually were. For example, they had a gym, takeaways, graffiti and a spa (local baths), which when you think these people lived there centuries and centuries ago, it seems pretty modern for them to be having takeaways!
It’s surreal to walk around Pompeii, because when you look at the ‘buildings’ etc, you would never think they were covered in lava at some point. Yes, you can see things have been destroyed, but the amphitheatre for example, looked good as new.
The walking tour took a couple of hours and afterwards, you were free to look around as you pleased. Pompeii is absolutely huge, so you could probably spend a whole day there and still not cover every little location, however I think with our tour, we definitely saw the highlights. I would like to go back, and explore more however, as I find the place so majestic and full of history. It really is amazing and I would 100% recommend anybody to visit, and make sure you do the tour, so you can learn, learn, learn!
I’m thankful I had the opportunity to visit Pompeii and experience a little piece of history, I had a fantastic day exploring somewhere new and I am super excited to return, whenever that may be.
Have you ever been to Pompeii? Would you like to visit? Let me know in the comments below.
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