Across Pompeii

  • Pompeii - towards Vesuvius - © William Mackesy
  • Pompeii - Vesuvius through the trees - © William Mackesy
  • Pompeii - Villa Courtyard - © William Mackesy
  • Pompeii - Across the Palaestra - © William Mackesy
  • Pompeii - Amphitheatre - © William Mackesy
  • Pompeii - Palaestra, late autumn - © William Mackesy
  • Pompeii - Palaestra, collonade - © William Mackesy
  • Pompeii - Path to the Amphitheatre - © William Mackesy
  • Pompeii - the street - © William Mackesy
  • Pompeii - the street, again - © William Mackesy
  • Pompeii - Vesuvius From the forum - © William Mackesy
  • Pompeii - Villa - © William Mackesy
  • Pompeii - Villa interior - © William Mackesy

Key information: Across Pompeii

            Extraordinary ruined Roman town beneath the looming presence of Mt Vesuvius, its destroyer. 

            Streets, homes ranging from the sophisticated villas of the wealthy to the simplest dwellings, shops and brothels, baths, forum and theatres. A complete town from 2,000 years ago, amazingly preserved.

            Often crowded at the key sites, but you can still get away, especially out of high season. It is deeply fascinating and moving when you find a quiet corner.



     

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating83
  • Beauty26
  • Natural interest6
  • Human interest20
  • Charisma36
  • Negative points5
  • Total rating83
  • Note: Neg: crowds in places

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Variable
  • Level of Difficulty: Straightforward

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Pompeii - Vesuvius through the trees - © William Mackesy
Pompeii - Amphitheatre - © William Mackesy

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