Pompeii is a buried and ruined Roman city near Naples, about a two hours from Amalfi. Pompeii was destroyed, and completely buried, during a catastrophic eruption of the a valcano at Mount Vesuvius spanning two days on August 24 79 AD. (1929 years ago).
The volcano collapsed higher roof-lines and buried Pompeii under many meters of ash and rocks and it was lost for nearly 1700 years before its accidental rediscovery in 1748. Since then, its excavation has provided an extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of a city at the height of the Roman Empire. Today, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Italy.