The excavation of Pompeii, which began in the 18th century has proved one of the most compelling archaeological sites of all time. When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, the 15,000 citizens of the city of Pompeii were caught totally unawares. The town was buried under layers of ash and lava, which in time hardened and preserved the bodies, homes, streets and buildings it covered, creating a ghastly time capsule like none other.
As part of your Travel at Your Leisure tour you will walk the streets of this 2000 year old Roman town with your own private guide. So come tour with us in 2015 and learn more about this fascinating city.