The second most visited Italian site after Colosseum
Pompei (Pompeii in latin), became a Roman town since in the III century BC and was at the time of the eruption of Vesuvius the major city of the area. Pompeii was a wealthy town, thanks to a rich agriculture and to extended commercial relationships. Is also hosted Villas from some of the Roman patritiae (aristocratic) families.
Farmhouse near Pompeii
Today Pompeii is the second most visited Italian site after Colosseum (the first among those who require an entrance fee). It is also the major attactrion of the Unesco World Heritage Site named Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata, Its 50 hectares of decorated houses, streets, squares and monuments offer a vivid snapshot about art, architecture, social organization, urban organization and daily life at Roman times. The Pompei Archaelogical site can be reached from the farmstay Agriturismo La Morella by car (59km, typically about 55 min, according to Google maps) or by train. Due to the heavy traffic in the Naples area, the room and apartment accommodations offered in La Morella are a comparatively a better starting point than most parts of the Naples province.
In addition to the many highlights present inside the main archaeological area, the quite extraordinary Villa dei Misteri (Villa of the Mysteries) deserves a dedicated visit. We selected for our guests this website to get further information before visiting Pompei.