We only saw about a third of the Pompeii ruins, but 1/2 a day was plenty to transport us back to the first century. The entire town is still pretty much there: homes, theaters, stores, baths and my favorite--the brothel. You don't even have to have an imagination to get a good idea of life back then. There was the wealthy part of town and then the common section, we saw the infamous people frozen in time. Truly an amazing experience.