Sunday, 18 October 2015

Wanderlust: Exploring Pompei

After we left the calm paradise of Sorrento, we took a short train ride north to visit the ruin of the ancient city, Pompei.

For those of you who may not know about Pompei, Pompei was mostly destroyed and buried under 13-20ft of ash in the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.

Everything still has been very well preserved for all this time, including objects and mummified people due to the lack of air and  moisture. Its a fascinating place to visit!  Def remember to take good walking shoes as it is a large place and very rocky in areas!

  • Good Time to Visit: Sept - Oct - still busy but less crowded & still good weather. Very easy to reach by train from Naples or Sorrento. - Just 20 mins from Sorrento.
  • Take with you: A bottle of water and wear comfy walking shoes - absolute must!
  • Guided Tour? - It is offered, not free, worth taking up if you want to learn many things. we didn't and I feel we prob mised a few interesting stuff cus there are no boards to read to explain what a building used to be or anything.
  • Good to know: You cannot eat inside, have a big breakfast before visiting or eat from one of the stalls outside the city. If you bought luggage with you as we did, there is a handy luggage drop-off area underneath the train station in front of the city walls - only 3 euros per bag.

Visitors website 



  1. Such a nice post! One of us recently came here but couldn't even see the whole of Pompeii as it was huge :)
    Feel free to check out our latest post x

    1. thank u lovelie, will check it out! :) x


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