The Italian Almanac

aerial view of Pompeii

Italian News - May 29

Tourists will soon be offered a chance to see Pompeii, one of Italyís most prized archeological sites, from the vantage point of a hot-air balloon, the curatorís office announced on Friday. Up to 15 people at a time will be flown at an altitude of approximately 200 metres over the Roman city, buried in 79AD in an eruption of nearby Mount Vesuvius.

The curatorís office did not say when the tours would start.