Site of the world's most famous volcanic eruption (and subsequent disaster), Pompeii is Italy's most visited tourist attraction, seeing over two million visitors a year. People come due to it's fame, many having studied the town at school. The small town is also very close to Amalfi, where some of Italy's most beautiful coastline is to be found. In all of Italy, the best place for developing an understanding on ancient Roman life is Pompeii.
Pompeii has some of Italy's finest Roman ruins destroyed in the past by Vesuvius - doesn't look like a Roman in the photo though...
Travel to Pompeii in Style
It's so heavily visited it really can feel overcrowded - try to visit in the low tourism season if possible. Pompeii can easily be visited on a full days tour from Naples, Sorrento or Salerno - this is probably the best way to visit in style (on a private tour - you'll need a guide if you don't want to miss out on the immensely rich cultural history of this part of Italy). Consider staying at the Grand Hotel Excelsior in Sorrento or the Grand Hotel Santa Lucia in Naples.
After visiting Pompeii, you'd be mad not to visit the Amalfi coastline in addition, where there are plenty of options to splash out on luxury hotels here too.
Tips for Travelling Onwards
Pompeii is in the South of Italy, near Naples. It makes a lot of sense to visit the wonderful coastline of the Amalfi coast after your holiday visit to Pompeii. Alternatively, you could catch a flight to the island of Sardinia, which has some of Italy's best beaches, or visit Sicily and view one of Italy's currently active volcanoes - Mt Etna. Heading inland, you might consider visiting the Troglodyte city of Matera which is nor far away.