Pompeii was a resort town in the Roman Empire, located South of Naples on the western coast of Italy. At its height Pompeii had a population of nearly 20,000 people. On August 24, 79 A.D. the city was buried by the eruption of nearby Mt. Vesuvius. The lapilli and ash had done an amazing job of preserving the city and they laid it undiscovered until 1748 when the excavations began. It's a place unique in the world where visitors can be able to reconstruct, step by step, along the cobbled streets the daily life of its inhabitants.