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Hotel Diana
Ideally located close to public transport, Hotel Diana is within walking distance of the ancient ruins and the Virgin of Miracles Cathedral. The Hotel Diana features a gorgeous garden with lemon and orange trees, and typical Mediterranean plants. The hotel's bar serves the classic Neapolitan coffee, a good cappuccino, and a host of cocktails. A typical Italian buffet is served in the breakfast hall.

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Pompeii is in the Italian region of Campania, near Naples. Pompeii is close to the Bay of Naples. Other places in the area to visit are Capri and Sorrento.

Romans took control of Pompeii around 200 BC. On August 24, 79 AD, the volcano Vesuvius erupted, buried the nearby town Pompeii in ash and soot, killing 20,000 people, and preserving the city in its state from that fateful day. Pompeii is an excavation site and outdoor museum of the ancient Roman settlement. This site is considered to be one of the few sites where an ancient city has been preserved in detail - everything from jars and tables to paintings and people were frozen in time, yielding an unprecedented opportunity to see how the people lived two thousand years ago.

Keep in mind that Mt Vesuvius is an active volcano and can erupt at any time. Scientists have devised a system to detect impending eruptions, though, so feel free to browse Pompeii's ruins without fear of falling ash and lapilli. Though it's more likely that you should be trying to protect yourself from pickpockets, the site attracts a huge array of international visitors every day, and this money attracts some thieves, so keep your valuables protected, particularly around Naples and the train stations as you normally would when travelling.

If you come in your own car, be aware not to park at the parking place near the entrance to the archeological site. It is a tourist trap. Though there is no price displayed at the entrance of the parking, you'll be suprised when you find out that it costs 2€ per hour when trying to leave, and you cannot leave unless you pay. This means that if your visit to Pompeii lasts a whole day - which a site like this certainly deserves, you may end up paying as much as 20 € or more. There are much cheaper parking places just few hundred meters down the hill in the town, for few euros per whole day.

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