Pompei & Napoli

Pompei

Pompei represents an unique patrimony of sculpture architecture, sculpture paintings and mosaic. Pompei is famous all over the world because of the great tragedy of 79 a.C., when the rich Roman town was destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius, together with Stabie, Oplontis and Ercolano. It was a terrible tragedy that however has allowed the preservation of the town for so many centuries.. Now visitors can see how Roman towns lived. We begin our trip in the past The inhabitants, who for the most part fled in the direction of the coast, were suffocated by the fumes of the gases, others met death in their own homes. In Pompeii there is a garden named “Garden of the fugitives” is so called because when Vesuvio erupted 13 people, including 3 children, were trapped and died. Today you can see people asphyxiated by the Gases of Vesuvio. The ancient city was brought to light during the reign of Charles, King of Sicily, in 1748, after the unification of Italy in 1861, the archaeologist Giuseppe Fiorelli excavated city of Pompei giving us so one of the most important documents of roman life. Archaeologist introduced the method of casts, made of small channels in the ground and introduced a liquid solidifying plaster took the form of the positions of people who died thousand of years ago. The Social life in Pompei had a pyramidal form behind were the poor, the slaves merchants and nobles. The homes of the merchants and nobles were very large, had a dining room where the boss do business with his guests, at the center there was a pool where they gathered the rainwater that was intended for household use. In the homes of the artisans was a room where they worked the cotton to make clothes, their protector was the Goddess of love, Venus. In most homes were depicted in paintings and mosaics various deities. People were polytheistic people that believed in multiple gods. In some houses have been found small shrines dedicated to various gods: Venus, Mars, Mercury and Apollo. The streets were called “decumanus” derived from Latin and means “ten men” or better roads were as wide as ten men. Current technology in the past was inexistent, the sewage system there wasn’t. People throw waste and dirty water in the street, for this reason they invented the stone walkways, in this way people could walk without touching the dirty. Another demonstration of Pompei’s technology was the use of sliding doors which differentiate the house from the shop. Pompei was a city very active. The main activity of the traders is to sell agricultural products. The wine and drinks were kept in big clay pots. There were many ways to have fun like going to the theatre to watch dramatic or comic show; men after practicing sport, went to relax to the baths. Visiting this town is like a journey into the past.

Naples

A secret to love Naples ? Visiting this town with a spirit of a tourist, with the desire to recognize and discover in it all its details. Every corner hides breathtaking views of Naples. Naples is denominated by the hill of Vomero, on whose top there are the Castle of Sant’Elmo and the Charterhouse of SanMartino, where you can enjoy a wonderful panorama over the city. In the past Vomero area was considered the most important place to live. Both rich and sick people lived there. Because they considered the air very clean. In Vomero area there are many villas:

Villa Floridiana

The park is a dramatic alternation of meandering paths and shady groves, the beautiful camellia occupied by meadows and upon toward the Gulf, in a fascinating synthesis of geometric elements typical of the italian gardens. Villa Floridiana was built by Antonio Piccolini, and it became the summer residence of Lucia Migliaccio, second wife of King Ferdinand IV. Since 1927 the hall Floridiana houses a museum devoted to decorative arts: national museum of ceramics Duke of Martina. Villa Belvedere:
This villa was the residence of Carolina Bonaparte, there are many artworks. Naples is also full of churches, the most important are:

Church of Sant’Anna iArenella built in 1910
Church of Immacolata built in 1873
Church of Sant’Anna built in 1876
Church of Sant Mary in Costantinopoli built in 1575
Church of San Gaudioso

Today a cause of building abuse there aren’t parks but also buildings . There are a few parks such as: Park of Camaldoli with many trees. Park of Mascagna with the garden of Certosa of Sant’Elmo castle. This castle was built in honor of Roberto D’Angio’ to check the roads of the town. Today we can visit the San Martino museum where there iare nteresting coach vintages and anitque cribs.

Tour from Rome to Naples – Pompei – Rome The price is inclusive for up to 8 people for up to 12 hours.
Sightseeing may vary according to requests.
up to 3 people (Mercedes) 450 euro
up to 5 people ( Mercedes van) 500 euro
up to 8 people ( Mercedes van) 550 euro

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