The Roses of Paestum

Fields of wonderful fragrant roses adorned the city of Paestum about two thousand years ago. The crops were used to obtain ointments and perfumes: in the northwest corner of the Pestum roman square, it is still possible to identify the remains of an ancient perfumery. The rose flower is the symbol of spring and owesContinue reading “The Roses of Paestum”

Life in Ancient Pompeii

Pompeii continues to impress with new openings! The Antiquarium, built in 1870 now in the new role of visitor center and museum, and the Villa Imperiale: luxurious residence of the I century a.D., close to the citywalls of Pompeii near the Porta Marina. Here there are re-enacted suggestive reconstructions of domestic environments of the RomanContinue reading “Life in Ancient Pompeii”