Last Days of Pompeii
One of the ways we enjoy to travel is to select a destination and the look for what we can visit on the way there and on the way back.
After choosing the primary destination of Cassino Italy, we looked to Naples which was a short taxi ride to Pompeii.
The ruins of Pompeii cover about 170 acres and to see it all allow 2 days. Though smaller, the ruins of Herculaneum will take a day to absorb. There are private and group tour guides available. Please wear comfortable shoes. The streets must have been great for Roman sandals but I'm sure they would have preferred athletic shoes had they existed.
Pompeii and Herculaneum were buried under meters of ash and pumice after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D.