Pompeii, city and comune in the province of Naples, is surrounded by hills and is home to the ruins of the ancient city of Pompeii - which was completely destroyed during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79. The ruined city is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site, and draws close to 25 Lakh tourists every year.
The town of Pompeii is a favourite among the tourists to Italy as it is one of the finest ways to go back in time. Pompeii lies on the eastern border of the province of Naples in southern Italy, and is close to the ancient ruined city of Pompeii, which is buried in layers of volcanic ash. Pompeii is nestled in the shadow of Mt Vesuvius. The old city was forgotten for centuries. In AD 1599, during certain underground digging, the ancient walls with paintings were discovered, but were soon forgotten again. Later, towards the 18th and 19th century, after a series of excavations, more paintings, frescoes and artifacts were found. Today, tourists visit this old city to see the wide variety of it's excavations and to learn about the rich history of southern Italy.
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