Pompeii is the most important archaeological site in the world as it gives the opportunity to visit a Roman city in its entirety. In fact, the layer of ash and lapilli that buried the city following the sudden eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD has an exceptional preservation of the Roman city in its entirety.
Pompeii, with its approximately 20,000 inhabitants was one of the richest and most flourishing of the Roman Empire. Its discovery occurred in the sixteenth century, but only in 1748 began his exploration with the king of Naples Charles III of Bourbon, and continued systematically in the nineteenth century, until the most recent excavation, restoration, and enhancement of the old city and of its exceptional heritage of architecture, sculptures, paintings and mosaics. Porta Marina, Piazza and Piazza Anfiteatro Esedra are the main inputs that allow the visit the archaeological site of Pompeii, which stretches for about 66 hectares of which about 45 have been excavated.
The excavations of Pompeii from the Villa Julia are just 2 km.
You can reach the archaeological site of Pompeii:
A3 motorway (Napoli - Salerno) exit Pompei west, where you turn left and about 300 meters from the entrance to the archaeological site of Pompeii Porta Marina or at Piazza Esedra.
Circumvesuviana (Napoli - Poggiomarino) stop at Pompeii shrine to the entrance to Piazza Anfiteatro.
In ogni caso la Villa Julia offre ai suoi ospiti un servizio navetta gratuito per il sito archeologico di Pompei.