Pompeii is one of the most popular day trips from the Amalfi Coast. we recommend visiting with a guide, but if you are going solo, here are some great tips: http://www.walksofitaly.com/blog/pompeii/guide-visiting-pompeii #ItalyTraveller
The city of Pompeii is a partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. Along with Herculaneum, Pompeii was partially destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.
Pompeii - this is actually a cast of the void left by a person who was unfortunately in the wrong place at the wrong time when Mt. Vesuvius erupted that fateful day... Horrifying, and I cannot imagine the terror.