Pompei is a city just south of Naples that has captured the imagination of tourists, literature, and film, as a community frozen in time by the lavas of Mount Vesuvius. Inevitably Ancient Pompei and Mount Vesuvius are the major attractions here, but sights like the Shrine of Our Lady certainly arent overshadowed. Theres something for everyone in this area of southern Italy, with beaches, shops, dramatic landscapes and one of the most captivating examples of ancient history to be found anywhere in the world. If you take up car hire in Pompei youre well-advised to also visit nearby Naples. Hiring a car in Pompei is available from the town itself and the Naples airports.