For those who love visiting ruins and learning more about the past of our civilization, a visit to Pompeii is a must for everybody going to Italy, and as I fit this classification, I knew I had to visit Pompeii at some point in my life. So when I finally went to Italy, I took this opportunity to go to Pompeii as a day trip from Rome.
Talking to some friends, they all told me to take a tour, leaving from Rome to Pompeii as this would be the easier and more comfortable way to get there, because as they said, “it was too complicated to go by yourself” honestly, I don’t know whats wrong with this people.
However, when looking around, I only saw two kind of tours, the ones that you had to take a train to the city of Naples and meet the tour guide in the train station, or the tour leaving from Rome, this last one you need to meet the guide and the group at Piazza del Popolo, which were quite far from my hotel, since
I was staying close to the Colosseum, and we would need to wake up extremely early, something that I’m not good at, to take the metro until Piazza del Popolo. The thing is, my hotel was closer to the Termini Station than to the Piazza del Popolo so it would be better to take the train.
Well, we were looking for a tour due to the comfort it would provide in taking us from Rome to Pompeii, I expected there would be a tour that would pick us up in my hotel and drop us back there in the end, of course, there is this option but it is normally private tours $$$, as this wouldn’t be the case anymore, we decided to screw the tour and do it on our own.