I must admit that I am writing this post with a slight concern about possibly breaking the internet with the amount of photos I would like to share today. The ancient Roman city of Pompeii has truly brought out the photo maniac in me. After all, the UNESCO World Heritage Site located at the foot of Vesuvius is one of the most popular tourist sites in Italy for a reason. The eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD has buried the town under a 4-6m layer of ash (together with Herculaneum and other towns in the area). Today, the city gradually unearthed since 1599, enables tourists to discover the topography of it, along with well-preserved individual items, which acquaint the visitors with the details of the Pompeiians’ lives. The amount of detailed paintings and frescoes, which have been discovered upon the walls of buildings have left me completely astonished (especially the fact that the walls have retained their color, suggesting that red interior must have been trendy at the time!). Although the state of the buildings of Pompeii isn’t comparable to those at Herculaneum, they still enable the tourists to discover the function of most buildings. Despite the unpleasant history behind Pompeii, it is definitely a fascinating place and a must-see for those setting off to Southern Italy. Enjoy the picture overload!