Pompeii is a vast archaeological site in southern Italy’s Campania region. Once a thriving and sophisticated Roman city, Pompeii was buried in meters of ash and pumice after the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 C.E. Near the coast of the Bay of Naples, the site features excavated ruins that visitors can freely explore.
Our first image of the ruins of Pompeii on our walking tour.The Grand Theatre. The Teatro Grande in Pompeii has been built in the Samnite era, but it was completely rebuilt in the II century BC, during the Augustian age, as testified by an ancient iscription,Grand Theatre in the background.Courtyard adjacent to the Grand Theatre.Another entrance in Pompeii.Entranceway in the ruins.Set of steps inside one of the buildings. For a lot of these pictures, I'm not really going to know how to describe them because as you're walking through the ruins of Pompeii, it's hard to tell whatPart of a wall from the ancient city.Another view of the Grand Theatre.View from the top steps of the Grand Theatre. It doesn't seem that big because the upper levels of the theatre are no longer there.Looking down at the performance area of the theatre. That's our tour group and the lady with the umbrella is our guide.A landscape view of the ruins of Pompeii. I don't remember where this was taken and it's easy to get lost in the ruins if you don't have a map or a guide or both.A view of the ruins with Vesuvius in the background.An entrance into one of the amphitheatres.A cluster of the ruins. When you walk through the ruins, it's hard to picture what this would have looked like before the volcano erupted.A street in the ruins of Pompeii.Stonework in the ruins of Pompeii.Steps in the ruins of Pompeii.A view down one of the streets in the ruins of Pompeii.Entrance number 17. A way to locate each house in the regions of the city.