The Archaeological Park of Pompeii is one of the most impressive archaeological sites in the world. Located in the Campania region of Italy, it was an ancient Roman city that was destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 79 AD. The eruption of Mount Vesuvius buried the city in volcanic ash and pumice, preserving it for thousands of years.
Paestum in Piana del Sele [the Sele Plain], is located south of the region, near the sea and north of Cilento National Park. Also known as Pesto, the ancient city of Magna Graecia was given the name of Poseidonia by its founders, in honour of Poseidon.