Despite the long and tedious train rides it took to get to Sorrento, where we stayed to be near to Pompeii, it was definitely worth it. This was such an exciting and unique experience. In fact, while planning for the trip to Italy, the main thing I wanted to do was see Pompeii. Although the weather was unforgivingly hot, there was something amazing about wandering through the vast expanse of unbelievably well-preserved ruins. Like my Rome experience, this definitely made me feel closer to history than ever before.