Ancient Ruins | Pompeii, Italy

August 29, 2015

Visiting the ruins in Pompeii after departing Rome was amazing! You will spot Mount Vesuvius from a mile of way and the views are unbelievable. Pompeii is a UNESCO World Heritage site, which makes this one the most visited sites in Italy and one of the most visited archaeological sites in the world.

Pompeii, Italy.
Upon arrival, we had a local tour guide showing us around the ruins. It's crazy to think Pompeii was an ancient Roman city and within seconds it was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. The people and buildings of this ancient metropolis were drowned in 25 meters deep of ash. It's fascinating to be able to walk through this well preserved area and be taken back into history. After our tour within the ruins ended, we were able to walk around the ships outside and fuel up on some food. We were also advised to take our cash for our next destination which was Greece because there was crisis with the banks occurring right before we were headed over there.

Our accommodations were changed last minute and we ended up in staying at a great hotel located in Salerno. We were happy with this upgrade in accommodation and surprisingly there was a party reception outside the hotel that we could see from our windows. The music was great and there were also fireworks going off at night which was a great way to end our stay in Italy. The next stop was Greece, which was my favorite part of this trip, stay tuned for my Greece blog posts!

Pompeii Tour.


Comment below,
Would you visit Pompeii?

Until the next post!

-WanderlustBeautyDreams ♡ 


  1. We visited Pompeii and I was very impressed with the sense of history we got, just by walking around. It still is mind blowing to me that this whole city was just buried by a natural disaster.
    Thanks for all the great pictures!

    1. I know right? It's so insane that all that happened. Thank you so much Karen for your kind words!

  2. This is my first time i visit here. I found so many interesting stuff in your blog especially its discussion. From the tons of comments on your articles, I guess I am not the only one having all the enjoyment here keep up the good work First Americans

  3. I just came back from Italy and Pompeii was a huge bucket list item for me, and I loved it! So much fascinating history.