Velia was the Roman name of an ancient city on the Cilento coast. It was founded by Greeks around 538–535 BC with the name Elea. The city was known for being the homeland of the philosophers Parmenides and Zeno, the founders of the Eleatic school. The site is characterized by the “acropolis”: high part of the ancient city with the ruins of temple, the theatre, the medieval tower and the medieval church; the residencial quarter, with houses and public buildings and, specially, the “Porta Rosa”, the monumental gate opened in the city wall.
The famous Channel 4 presenter Richard Ayoade came to visit Naples with Jack Dee for his show TravelMan 48 Hours, once here he requested a tour with our tour guide Emiliano Tufano to discover the beauties of Herculaneum!
Below you can see part of the video where Emiliano explains how Roman life was before the eruption in Herculaneum, don’t miss it!
This is the Pompeiin’s team during an updating day! We are always looking for new ideas and curiosities to enrich our tours but some our important features are complicity, passion and friendship!
The Church of Santa Maria de Lama is one of the oldest churches built in Salerno, when the city was under the control of the Lombard power, between the tenth and eleventh centuries .
The name “de Lama” is probably due to the stream (Lamia) that flowed close to the church below the street level.
It is possible to visit the remains of the first church in the crypt where there are amazing frescoes’ remains.