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Pompeii, Province of Naples, Campania, Italy
40°44'46.17"N 14°29'56.16"E
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Located just 30 minutes by car from Naples city, Pompeii archaelogical area is a must-see attraction if you visit Naples. Ever since the ancient Greeks settled in the area in the 8th century B.C., the region around Mount Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples attracted rich tourists who wanted enjoy the sunny weather and the views. A bit after, with the arrival of the first century A.D., the town of Pompeii, was a famous resort destination for Rome’s most distinguished citizens. Pompeii it’s said to play a major role in the neo-Classical revival of the 18th century, nowadays, the excavation has been going on for almost 3 centuries and it still fascinates students and tourists.


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