Ever since I was a boy and read the startling story of how Mount Vesuvius erupted and drowned the city of Pompeii in ash I have been intrigued and eager to visit the town. It took me about 40 years to do it and when I finally did I was not disappointed in the slightest. It was quite staggering, and amazing that from 79AD until the mid 1700s it was a town that the world had forgotten even existed.
The best way to explain Pompeii is to show it, and so watch my video tour of Pompeii:
You can also listen to an audio podcast I have made about Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius: