Pompeii & Mt Vesuvius

Buried under volcanic ash for a millennium, the ruins of Pompeii are Europe’s most evocative ancient ruins. We explore the ghostly sites of ancient cults, gladiatorial ludi (games), otium, gardens, and ancient neg-otium (shops). From here, we head up the fertile slopes of Mt Vesuvius, to peer into the mouth of this dormant giant and enjoy sweeping views over Naples and its bay.