I will take you to the discover Pompei, or rather the Pompeis, two realities, two cities extremely different one from the other.
The more fascinating is surely the ruins of ancient Pompeii, an important and prosperous city from Roman empire buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in ’79 along Ercolano, Oplontis and Stabia.
The Roman era city was rediscovered in sixteenth century and the streets and what remained of the housing and monuments were brought to light offering glimpses of the everyday life of the people that lived there and the importance of the city at that time.
Today we walk among the small houses with dramatic castings recreating life at the moment of the eruption.
We see the amphitheater, the sumptuos House of the Faun and the Forum, true heart of the city.
Instead, the new Pompei, is a modern urban centre, built around its greatest structure: the fascinating Sanctuary dedicated to the Madonna del Rosario.
From Pompei we easily reach the imposing mountain Vesuvio, the symbol of the city of Naples, that dominates the city in every postcard and seems to wrap her in warmth like in a loving embrace.
Around the city, the National Park of Vesuvio, has developped. It composes all the archaeological sites of which it is “creator” and since 1841 has become the most studied volcano in the world. It is, in fact, possible to visit the elegant nineteenth-century complex of the Vesuvius Observatory, built by Federico II di Borbone.
Today the Observatory is a true and proper museum, where can learn the data and the history of the powerful volcano.