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Pompei is a city in the province of Naples (Campania, Italy). (...)
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Agerola | Amalfi | Boat rent | Ercolano | Herculaneum | Mount Vesuvius | Pompeii | Positano | Praiano | Ravello | Sant' Agata sui due Gulfi | Scafati | Sorrento | Vico Equense
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"Population: 23,000 Situation The ruined city of Pompeii lies 20km/12mi southeast of Naples at the foot of Vesuvius, near the Gulf of Naples."
"In A.D. 63 much of the town was destroyed by a severe earthquake, and rebuilding had not been completed when an eruption of Vesuvius in A.D. 79 covered the whole town, as well as Herculaneum and Stabiae, with a layer of ash and pumice-stone 6-7m/6.5-7.5yds thick -though a proportion of the population were able to escape in time."
"For travelers going to the Mount Vesuvius National Park, this wine is available from some of the giftshops at the top at a deeply reduced rate compared with other stores in the area."
"On August 24, 79 AD, the volcano Vesuvius erupted, buried the nearby town Pompeii in ash and soot, killing 2,000 people, and preserving the city in its state from that fateful day."
"impressive size and intricate structure, as well as the numerous decorative touches such as frescoes ,it has been concluded that a well-to-do merchant owned the house when Vesuvius erupted."
"Ever since Pliny the Younger described the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79, the city has been the stuff of books, scholarly and frivolous, and a perfect subject for the big screen."
"Mount Vesuvius is perhaps best known for its eruption in Roman times (24 August 79 AD), described  by Pliny the younger, when Pompeii and Herculaneum were destroyed."
"Sorrento has what you would expect in Italy incredible natural beauty (including amazing views of Vesuvius), history, great restaurants, shopping, friendly people; there¹s really a welcoming, small-town atmosphere here."
"A branch of the aptly named Circumvesuviana railway serves the main archaeological sites at the foot of Vesuvius."
"Its territory, particularly the iconic sight of the gulf of Naples, along with the colorful folklore (the pizza, the celebrated Mount Vesuvius, the music) is recognized abroad as on of the most powerful symbolic images of Italy."
"I'm not sure what stop it is, but the likely train that you would take to Vesuvius (and then only at a town nearby it) would be the Circumvesuviana line."
"Various trips available from Sorrento base including Rome (3hours away) Naples (1 hour) Capri -20 min ferry ride and the volcano of Vesuvius which is still live!! Hotels standards good mainly 3 star and above always worth paying the extra for a seaview room here some hotels are on steep hills above the town itself but lots of minibuses take tourists up and down -unless they want to hire a moped of course!! Tour Operator: Thomson."
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Sorrento is one of the best summer vacation destinations I've been to. Warm weather, oftern sunny, excellent views from the cliffs to the mediterranean sea. The food is good and there are lots restaurants in the city. A bit touristic though, but you can always rent a boat and get away of it all.
A beautiful island off the coast of Italy, very nice views from the cliffs and some extremely nice restaurants. The island is home for lots of jetsetters during the high season, with lots of life. A lot of high class designer clothes shops in the center to serve the rich and the needy in their quest to be fashionable. Be sure to check out the blue cave, although the locals charge you a whopping 10e for the entrance and a short look around the cave..
Not much to really see here. I refer to it as the "armpit of the Mediterranean" - it amazes me that people want to go here or are in awe of this place. Not much to see, if you do happen to end up here due to a cruise ship or other - leave Naples and you can you see how beautiful other parts of Italy really are. Many recommended places that are far nicer than Naples.
leo from Finland wrote about Hotel Delfino 4 years, 9 months ago
Be sure to go straight in Massa Lubrense, when you see the sign that looks like it says Delfino is to the left, it's not. The sign is a bit 'Italian' and not very clear.. :) We ended up driving around for an extra 45min. or so, but eventually got there.
Pompeii is easily approached by train from Sorrento and Napoli. The train station is right at the door of the area. If you like history and wandering around ancient ruins, this place is a goldmine. The area is quite big and there is a good amount of things to see, expect to spend at least a couple of hours there. You can get a leaflet that explains what each building was, which opens up the ancient Roman life a bit more. There are also audio guides available for cost. The ruins of Amphitheatre and some of the other buildings are quite well preserved and you can almost hear the people of ancient Pompeii chatting and watching the show, really amazing.
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