Clare Tuffin

Clare Tuffin

Clare Tuffin speaks Italian which she read at Exeter University. She has travelled widely within Italy and has also lived and worked in Australia and New Zealand.

For me, nothing beats Pompeii. I have visited the excavations many times (my first visit was nearly 20 years ago) but even now, every time I stand in the forum with Vesuvius looming ominously in the background, I get a chill down my spine as I imagine what its residents must have endured in AD 79.