Pompeii has origins as ancient as those of Rome, in fact the gens Pompeia descended from one of the first Italic peoples, the Oscans.
Only after the middle of the 7th century BC, a primitive settlement had to be established on the site of the future Pompei.
Famous throughout the world are the “Excavations of Pompeii”, which bring to light the remains of the ancient city, destroyed with Herculaneum and Stabiae by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.
Equally famous is the Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary, founded by Blessed Bartolo Longo, a pilgrimage destination from all over the world.
Distance from Positano about 40 km