Pompeii
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Pompeii

Pompeii was once a thriving and sophisticated Roman city until the destructive power of Mt Vesuvius caused its sudden demise. Mt Vesuvius is a composite cone volcano sitting on the convergent plate boundary where the African and European plates meet.  It’s eruption of 79AD sent out huge pyroclastic flows of hot ash, pumise, and gas, which completely buried Pompeii and its inhabitants. The site lay buried for centuries until excavation revealed that the layers of volcanic material had preserved much of the site, including cast of some of the inhabitants. On your trip to Pompeii, it is possible to freely explore excavated ruins.

You can gain free entry to Pompeii with a headed school letter, but please note this does not include a guide - prices available from Adaptable Travel.

This tour is recommended as a half day tour and combined with Vesuvius and/or Herculaneum.