Pompeii New Exhibition: “Mito e Natura dalla Magna Grecia a Pompei”

The gardens of Octavius Quartius, the huge complex of Julia Felix, the extraordinary patio of the House Venus in the Shell: these are only few of the amazing highlights of the new big exposition in Pompeii.

The Pompeii’s Superintendent Massimo Osanna, also pulled out from the storage rooms of the ruins the remains of charred food and fruits to expose them in the amphitheater. He explains: “We opened a path that starts from the amphitheater to the discover gardens adorned with statues and furniture”.

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In the same time the director of the Archaeological Museum of Naples, Paolo Giulierini, arranged another extraordinary exhibition with amazing pieces, such as the slabs of the “Tomb of the Diver” from Paestum. Besides, frescoes, mosaics, silver sets, jewelry, also statues, potteries that give a sense of how nature and life were perceived by the ancient Italian civilizations.

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My name is Emiliano Tufano, I am an archaeologist and tour guide. I run an organization providing archeaological and cultural tours in Campania. When I was ten years old I found a piece of painted pottery on a small piece of land belonging to my family, which is located nearby the ancient Greek city of Paestum. For the whole of that day I kept this piece of history in my hands. I remember that it was decorated with a black figured scene of a Satyr driving a biga. The feeling I had when realized it was a genuine antique object was very strong, and I started asking myself many questions about the people who occupied that area across the centuries and, particularly, about the man who made such a beautiful piece of work. Since then I started collecting all sorts of pots and stones that I found while I wandered through the countryside. I used to divide my finds simply on the basis of their shape and color. They were the first steps of me becoming an archaeologist. At school, history was my favorite subject; therefore my decision of which degree course to choose was an easy one, Archaeology. Today, archaeology is my profession and my passion. Throughout the years I developed skills in fieldwork and academic research. I participated as a field director in several excavation projects of fundamental importance across Italy and I was engaged in significant academic research projects in Sicily, Tunisia and Libya. I now fulfill my ambition with a PhD project about the Sicilian prehistory. However, my interests go beyond just the history. I have a strong creative side and I love photography, and I write articles for a newspaper in my local area, play football and enjoy diving. I enjoy traveling and have been to many different countries, where I always make particular efforts to learn as much of the local language and culture as possible. In 2010 I became qualified to work as a tourist guide of the Campania Region, and today I offer guided tours in Italian, English and Spanish. I live my job with passion and professionalism. With me you can visit the wonders of Campania: the Vesuvian archaeological sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum and other beautiful sites, such as the historic centers of Naples, Caserta and Salerno, the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Coast, all the major churches and museums. Through exclusive and tailor-made tours, according to your requirements, you will receive quality service and cultural enrichment.

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