The Ruins of Pompeii
Pompeii is a vast archaeological site located in southern Italy's Campania region. Once a thriving and sophisticated city, Pompeii was buried in meters of ash and pumice after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Researchers believe that the town was founded in the seventh or sixth century BC and that by the time of its destruction had a population estimated at 11,000 people. Thousands of people were tragically buried alive by the destructive eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Today tourists can explore the ruins of this ancient community.
In October of 2016 my wife and I along with good friends visited parts of Italy, Spain, Portugal and France as part of a western Mediterranean cruise aboard the Celebrity Silhouette.