Pompeii and Ercolano
The ancient Roman Empire, the daily life of men in that time: everything can be relived only in one place in the world, which is Pompei. The city remained buried witness and keeper of an entire era, following the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD; a place where time stands still and that untill today continues to recall every visitor a journey into the past.
Located near Naples, Pompeii holds the record of the most visited site in the world: it expresses the charm of that period, telling the daily life of that past time.
An exceptional witness to history of an empire, inserted in the 50 Italian sites protected by UNESCO. Pompeii and Herculaneum are under the protection of the World Heritage List. Every detail has a picture of the society of the Roman era, of everyday life in ancient times and an unparalleled testimony – stopped from the lava of Vesuvius.
The most important buildings were visible are the forum, public buildings such as the Basilica or the Tribunal, the Capitol, the public baths, theaters (one of Greek origin) and the triangular forum.
A visit to the Capitolium brings us back to the ancient worship of the divine triad of Jupiter, Juno and Minerva: triad auspicious of great religious importance. Among other buildings, the Baths Stabiane are well preserved.
Founded by Hercules, according to tradition, was buried at a greater depth and therefore, less known than Pompeii but with well preserved buildings: the College of Priests of Augustus, the Baths, the House of the Bicentennial and the House of the Deer, a theater.
The houses are still rich decorations and large courtyards, suitable for magnificence of a city rich, commercially active, with warehouses full of jars for foodstuffs. Magical places to travel in time, discovering the vitality of this ancient city, now buried but still alive in our memories.