The highlight of our trip, Pompei went beyond expectation. It has more than just the eerie feel of a lost city. A small town in the South of Italy, it has a very rich Roman influence.

It can be reached easily from Naples. We choose to get there by train from Rome. You have to change trains in Naples as Pompei is not part of the Italo or Trenitalia train system (the two big train system in Italy.) It is serviced by a local train which has older, noisy trains that are very colorful. Pompei has two train stations, both are within walking distance from the center of town. We arrive at the Scavi Station from Naples but left from the F. Circumvesuviana Station to Naples enroute to Bologna. We booked our accommodation in advance through Booking .com which was cheap and nice.

Our first day was spent trying to see Mount Vesuvius which was the cause of Pompei mystery.

There are several small tourist shops and we booked this bus trip with one of them as we also needed directions to our accommodation. 

The Pompei ruins were unbelievable , and riveting. It really gives you a glimpse of the way of life during the Medieval times. The structure of the houses and art work tell you who was rich or poor, just as in modern times.

It has its own Colosseo, Piazza, Theater, even a Brothel. The ruins also were not as crowded as most of the sights that we visited previously perhaps due to its size, perhaps because it is off themain northern tourist track. The ruins are big and a whole town by itself.