Most of the people who travel all the way to the South of Italy, Naples will not leave without visiting a nearby town, Pompeii. Known for its famous ruined and partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the commune of Pompei. Along with Herculaneum, its sister city, Pompeii was destroyed, and completely buried, during a long catastrophic eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius spanning two days in AD 79.
The volcano collapsed higher roof-lines and buried Pompeii under 60 feet of ash and pumice, and it was lost for nearly 1700 years before its accidental rediscovery in 1748. Since then, its excavation has provided an extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of a city at the height of the Roman Empire. Today, it is both one of the most popular tourist attractions of Italy, with 2,571,725 visitors in 2007, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (sources taken from wikipedia)
I actually squeezed my way through that small opening and went inside the dome. It was really creepy! Total darkness!
A group of Russian kids with their guide! Seriously, I was walking pass them and a Mongolian woman starting blabbering in Russian about the water pipe that was right in front of them. Were talking about the water system of Pompeii before the earthquake it seems.