Italy - Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata

"When Vesuvius erupted on 24 August AD 79, it engulfed the two flourishing Roman towns of Pompei and Herculaneum, as well as the many wealthy villas in the area. These have been progressively excavated and made accessible to the public since the mid-18th century. The vast expanse of the commercial town of Pompei contrasts with the smaller but better-preserved remains of the holiday resort of Herculaneum, while the superb wall paintings of the Villa Oplontis at Torre Annunziata give a vivid impression of the opulent lifestyle enjoyed by the wealthier citizens of the Early Roman Empire." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1A - Herculaneum
Herculaneum or Ercolano aerial view. Thanks to Jean-Pierre of France who visited this awesome site.

Postcard 2A - Pompeii
Nice multi-view of Pompeii. Mailed from Vatican City. Thanks to YL.

Postcard 2B - Pompeii
View of Pompeii ruins with the volcano in the background. Thanks to Ruth who was travelling to Pompeii, Italy.

Postcard 2C - Pompeii
Another view of Pompeii. Thanks to Karlie of Canada who was visiting this famous archaelogical site.

Postcard 2B- Herculaneum
Herculaneum - House of Great Portal. Less visited but better preserved than Pompeii. Thanks to Ruth who visited Herculaneum.

Postcard 3 - Torre Annunziata
Paintings at Villa Oplontis at Torre Annunziata. Thanks to Johnson of UK.

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