Brick oven pizza. Nothing beats a hand-tossed, freshly baked pizza after a long walking tour. Sit back and relax and you will possibly be serenaded by a local musician.
Water! Pompeii is the largest archaeological site in the world, so you’ll do a fair share of walking.
Artifacts are kept safe behind locked gates.
2000-year-old casts of human bodies that have been discovered during excavations. Hang around to hear the story of one of the most famous casts—a young pregnant girl face down protecting her protruding belly.
The famous brothel (and scandalous pictures) inside the ancient city.
Artwork including original paintings and tile mosaics. The tiles and artwork are still brightly colored in some places.
Lava never even touched Pompeii.
Take a ton of pictures. If you point your camera the right way, you can capture Mt. Vesuvius looming in the background. Don’t get too distracted– you still have to watch out for stray dogs that make their home in the ruins.
Get a tour guide—there’s too much history to miss!
Wear a good pair of walking shoes (the cobblestones can be rough to walk on!)
Notice all the homes built on Mt. Vesuvius. Ask your tour guide about the evacuation plan in case of volcanoes and see for yourself if it would work. Remember that the last eruption was in 1944!