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Pompeii used to be a resort town for wealthy Romans during the times of the Roman Empire. An eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, buried the entire town under a thick layer of ash and mud. The eruption happened so suddenly that most people didn't have a chance to get away and were buried alive. Excavations of the vast ruins have provided a unique insight into the ancient Romans's way of life. The ruins include numerous temples, a forum, a huge Roman amphitheatre and streets lined with shops and beautifully decorated houses.

Pompeii is 220 km southeast of Rome and only 25 km from Napels (Napoli). The best way to visit the site at Pompeii is from Napoli, where accommodation is widely available. Many artifacts that were excavated in Pompeii are now exhibited in the National Archaeological Museum in Napels.


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January8.3°C (46.9°F)9.4 cm (3.7 in)
April14.7°C (58.5°F)6.6 cm (2.6 in)
July25°C (77°F)1.5 cm (0.59 in)
October18.6°C (65.5°F)13 cm (5.12 in)

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