Pompeii: Visiting the Lost City and the National Archaeology Museum in Naples, Italy (great vid on how the city looks now, you can turn off the audio lots of wind noise. You don't need it as you have to read instead)
Skip the ruins of Pompeii, visit OSTIA ANTICA: Pompeii—though an impressive and vast site of ancient history—is packed with tourists and a very long way from Rome for a mere day trip. Ostia Antica, a comparatively swift trip and smaller in scale, is similarly well preserved and wonderfully atmospheric, and it’s fascinating to imagine what daily life might have been like in an ancient Roman town. For a day trip, it’s simply more manageable.
Pompeii - a city frozen in time by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Many VJV tours of Italy include a visit to Pompeii; visit http://www.vjv.com/destinations/europe/italy-tours/index.html for further details.