This tour will bring you to Pompei 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. 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. 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. In some houses have been found small shrines dedicated to various gods: Venus, Mars, Mercury and Apollo. 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. Visiting this town is like a journey into the past.
We will also see the famous Mount Vesuvius, the volcano that erupted in Roman times (AD 79) and buried Pompeii. The volcano is one of the most dangerous in the world and has an eruption cycle of about 20 years. The last eruption was in 1944.
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. The famous Archaeology Museum, Capodimonte Museum and the Royal Palace are all worth a visit. If this is of no interest, you must try the delicious pizza. Naples is the birthplace of the modern pizza.
You can make some shopping in Galleria Umberto 1. Don’t miss the road that is exclusively filled with crib shops, Via San Gregorio Armeno, the street of the nativity scene makers.
Sightseeing may vary according to requests.
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