Few archaeological sites offer such an intimate relationship with the ancient world, today Pompeii has become not only one of the most sought-after destination in the world, but also a place where research is carried on and new technologies are tested.
Born in the 9th century BC, Pompeii was completely buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in August 79 AD. Discovered in 1748, it was declared UNESCO World Heritage Site by in 1997, together with Herculaneum and Oplontis.
Most of the finds found include frescoes, mosaics, statues and many kinds of furnishings that are now preserved at the National Archaeological Museum of Naples. The findings have made possible to better understand the eating habits, customs and traditions of over two thousand years ago.
The Pompeii amphitheater is the oldest Roman amphitheater in the world. It could accommodate up to 20,000 spectators.
The shows included fights between men and animals, or between men and men. During the days of the shows, a market was held around the amphitheater and the sellers, with the permission of the magistrates, could even use the arches of the external structure as shops.
The Sorrentine Peninsula is an excellent starting point for visiting Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Although more than two centuries have passed since then, archaeological excavations continue, and it is estimated that only two thirds of the ancient city have been unearthed and about a third of it is visible to the public.
Pompeii separates ancient life from modern life, you have the unique opportunity to walk between the sacred and the profane, in a continuous dialogue with humanity.
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