Three reasons to go
- The Roman town of Pompeii was destroyed and preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Wander its ancient streets and you'll see how the Romans lived and even died - haunting plaster casts made from the impressions of the ash-buried bodies are on display at certain sites.
- Escape the hustle and bustle of Rome – the journey to Pompeii offers picturesque country views.
- Learn more about Roman Italy by splurging on a tour guide; you'll find out loads of fascinating facts.
How to get there
Take the train from Roma Termini to Naples Central Station. From there take the train to Pompeii station. You'll arrive in approximately two and a half hours.
Hire a car and drive southeast out of Rome. You'll arrive in approximately two hours and twenty minutes (distance of 242km from city centre).
Located in southern Italy’s Campania region, near the Bay of Naples.