The irony of Naples, a staple of Mediterranean cruise itineraries, is that few cruise passengers venture too far into its web. It’s hard, though, to compete with a place like Pompeii. Pompeii, which lies about 15 miles southeast of Naples, was in 79 A.D. a bustling city of 10,000 – 20,000 people — until the fateful eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, which buried it and its population in ash. The town was preserved until the 1860’s, when an excavation began revealing the city.
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