Is it worth visiting Pompeii from Rome?

Pompeii is easily one of the world’s strangest attractions, a sprawling former citadel that met its end when the raging Mount Vesuvius engulfed it in smouldering ash and pumice!

Today, Pompeii stands as a testament to nature’s ravages, a place where you can see some of the most well-preserved human and human-made remains in the one place, where you can get a true sense of what it was like to live in a once-thriving Roman city and to imagine its brutal destruction on one day in AD 79.

If you have the time, it is most certainly worth visiting Pompeii from Rome! After all, it’s only a couple of hours on a high-speed train, and you can experience the likes of Naples, the Amalfi Coast and the Sorrentine Peninsula whilst you’re there.

The combination of Pompeii’s ancient ruins, Naples’ vibrant intensity and the stunning coastline beyond make for a heady leg to what is sure to be an incredible Italian adventure, so why not take the time to venture to Pompeii from The Eternal City?

These stunning ruins await your arrival:

The amphitheatres

The Ancient Romans loved a good show. Whether it was watching gladiators fight to the death or enjoying a laugh riot at the local theatre, the Romans couldn’t be questioned for their ability to enjoy themselves.

With this in mind, it’s only natural that a citadel like Pompeii was equipped with numerous amphitheatres, the likes of which held all kinds of performances to entertain and inspire the masses.

There are three well-preserved amphitheatres on the archaeological site, and they are some of the most fascinating attractions to get a feel for the care-free leisure time that the Pompeiiani enjoyed before their brutal demise nearly 2,000 years ago…

The House of Mysteries

The House of Mysteries has to be one of the strangest ruins in all of Pompeii. This house, situated a little outside of the town centre (and perhaps for good reason) is home to a number of mysterious frescos that historians just can’t make up their minds about.

One thing they do agree on, however, is that it appears to be the site of some strange Dionysian cult, with a series of strange rites being recorded on the villa’s eerie walls.

One thing is for sure: it is an incredibly fascinating place to see when in the incredible ruins of Pompeii!


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