Nothing reaches back into history like a site of ancient Roman ruins. Unlike many locations that only offer bits and pieces, Pompeii is truly a complete city that has been frozen in time. Covered in ash many hundreds of years ago, this site has since been rediscovered and can be seen not far from Naples. Walk the roads that people once walked, and see the houses where they lived and died. For history lovers, Pompeii is a destination that should not be missed.
“In fair Verona, where we lay our scene…” It’s not only since Romeo and Juliet that scenes and stages have been set in Verona: the town in Tuscany has had its own theatre since the Romans first discovered the hill site for their amphitheatre in the first century BC. Until this day, the city breathes theatre, and the annual Verona Summer Theatre Festival comprises several festivals that ensure anyone will find something they’ll enjoy.
Of the hundreds of well-known sites from ancient Rome that still stand today, the Colosseum is considered to be the most impressive construction of them all. Its appearance is famous and considered an icon image for the city of Rome. This ancient arena once held thousands of people who gathered to watch a variety of entertainment spectacles. Today, the building is still very much intact and is a must-visit if spending time in Rome.