Monday, January 23, 2012


In AD 79 the volcano Vesuvius erupted, covering the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum in up to 25 meters of ash and pumice and killing scores of people. In 1749 Pompeii was rediscovered and excavations where started, excavations that are still ongoing to this day. A visit there is an absolutely must if you're in the area but expect crowds as it's one of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy.