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UNESCO World Heritage Site, the most famous archaeological site in Italy
The rich and beautiful Pompeii was destroyed in 79 AD being completely buried under ash and pumice during a long catastrophic eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius. Today, on location, you can visit Italy’s most famous archaeological site, with approximately 2,500,000 visitors every year.
Pompeii has been a popular tourist destination for over 250 years. It is part of the larger Vesuvius National Park and it is UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997