After a two-hour drive from Rome through a lot of heavy rain, we reached sunny Pompeii, home of one of the world’s most engrossing archaeological sites. We directly headed to Camping Zeus – which is located right next to the entrance to the famous ruins of Pompeii (Pompeii Scavi) – where we had booked a campsite for 5 nights. After our tent was set up, we started to explore the ruins of Pompeii right away. We went there in the late afternoon, which was a good idea because it is cooler and not so crowded then and so we could really enjoy the place. Once we entered the gate, we again felt like we were brought 2.000 years back in time. We walked through the ancient alleys, passing the former church, main square, houses, villas, the amphitheatre and eventually reached the gymnasium. From Pompeii, you have a good view to the volcano Vesuv, that erupted 79 AC, burying the entire city that had already been destroyed by an earthquake only 16 years earlier and rebuilt. It really looks like a picture on a postcard – a visit to the Pompeii ruins is definitely a MUST-DO whenever you come to the region of Campania.