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Pompeii is near Naples in the Italian region of Campania,  in the  commune of Pompeii.

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I have visited the ruins of Pompeii a few times.

Each time I have visited Pompeii it has been a very hot day.  The day we were there in June it was 40 degrees Celsius.  It is important to wear comfortable walking shoes, wear a hat, sun screen and carry water.  It is a hard walk up to the ruins from the car park so it would be best if you are reasonably fit to do this walk.  If you have time, allow several  hours to spend here taking in the sights as there is so much to see.

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We walked through ruins of brothels and viewed original mosaic tiled floors. It was interesting to see how many “modern day” facilities they had including sliding doors which were evident from the grooves in the stone floors, a sophisticated running water system through lead pipes, an amphitheatre  and a gymnasium.

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Pompeii was destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m of ash and pumice  in the  eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

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Pompeii has been a tourist destination for over 250 years and is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Italy, with approximately 2.5 million visitors every year

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Pompeii is situated on a plateau of Vesuvian lava and overlooks the Sarno  River valley

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