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Photo taken on my trip to Italy, June 2007

Pompeii is a buried and ruined Roman city near
modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania.

It was destroyed, and completely buried, during a catastrophic eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius spanning two days on 24 August 79 AD.

Pompeii has become a popular tourist destination; with approximately 2.5 million visitors a year, it is the most popular tourist attraction in Italy.

It is now part of a larger Vesuvius National Park and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997.

To combat problems associated with tourism, the governing body for Pompeii, the Soprintendenza Archaeological di Pompei have begun issuing new tickets that allow for tourists to also visit cities such as Herculaneum and Stabiae as well as the Villa Poppaea, to encourage visitors to see these sites and reduce pressure on Pompeii.

The ruins can be reached by simply walking from the modern town to the various entrances, there are adequate car parks and the entrances are also accessible to tourists through the train line to the modern town, or else a private train line, the Circumvesuviana, that runs directly to the ancient site.


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Thanks,
pelin

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  • Copyright: Paulina Sala (pelin) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 166 W: 124 N: 416] (2789)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-06-06
  • Categories: Ruins
  • Exposure: f/4.7
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-03-30 1:43
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