Pompei is a Roman town frozen in time, thanks to a devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. . Every year millions of visitors come to see the spectacular ruins of this ancient Roman town. Excavation work only began in the XVIII century but since then has gradually brought to light the splendours of an ancient civilization, including magnificent frescoed villas and an imposing amphitheatre. Explore houses from modest to majestic; see Roman shops, baths and brothels; or apply your high-school Latin to the graffiti that's still visible on some of the walls. End your visit at the Villa of the Mysteries, and try to interpret its amazing, bizarre frescoesÔÇöscholars have debated their meaning for years.