August 31, 2012

Tales from a Traveller: Pompeii


A partially buried Roman town from AD79, hidden for nearly 1700 years under ash and pumice from a volcanic eruption – it’s no wonder that Pompeii is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
After exploring the eternal city of Rome (Read the blog post on Mia’s tales from Rome here), our traveller abroad Mia headed to Pompeii for a journey back in time…










Did you know? Pompeii is situated near modern day Naples in the Italian region of Campania. The town-city was partially destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 metres of ash and pumice from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79. It was only rediscovered in 1748. Since everything in the ancient city was preserved in detail, almost frozen in time, from the jars and tables to paintings and people, the excavation of the site has provided incredibly detailed insight into the life of the people that lived there.

SURE TRAVEL BLOG CONTRIBUTOR:
Born a free spirit with a passion for adventure, Mia has travelled all over the world from Croatia to the Caribbean, documenting her experiences along the way. From freediving with sea lion pups to sailing the Aegean Sea, she is always looking for the next adventure.
Follow Mia's travels on her blog Tales from Abroad

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