The mysterious ruins of ancient Pompeii offer such an immersive travel and overwhelming experience like no other archaeological site in the whole world. The town was not simply blown away by the Vesuvius eruption in 79 AD, but buried under layers of debris, ashes and mud. The result is the inestimable value of this UNESCO World Heritage Site and a remarkably well-preserved slice of ancient Roman life, where enchanted tourists can walk down ancient streets and stroll around millennia-old houses, temples, shops, cafes, amphitheatres and thermal baths.