Having made two trips to Rome I have become familiar with the cities layout and my second visit gave me time to explore further afield. A long weekend enabled me to enjoy two days in Rome and a further day in Pompeii. Travelling from Rome at 7am by train to Naples, I managed to enter the city of Pompeii at 9.30am. A full day at Pompeii with a short visit to Herculaneum and back to Rome by 7.30pm demonstrates that you can fit  Pompeii into a long weekend to Rome. 

Above: The Forum with Temple of Saturn in Rome

Above: Trajan’s Market in Rome

Above & Below: The Colosseum