Pompeii is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world, designed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Founded in the 8th century BC, it was completely destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. The lava covered the land surrounding it, including the famous Herculaneum, and killed people and animals while running away or in their houses. The ashes buried any temples, theatres, shops and luxurious villas of this prosperous Roman town. Your guided tour of Pompeii will stroll with you through the ruins including the Stabian Baths, the Forum, the House of the Tragic Poet, the House of Faun, and the brothel decorated with erotic scenes.