Cupids In the houses of Pompeii, it was usual to see graceful female figures painted on the walls or plump children with wings: the cupids. Pretty presences that can be admired even in a fragment of fresco that comes from the lower floors of the House of Championnet. The little head with curly and goldenContinue reading “LIVING IN POMPEII”
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A gem in the heart of Cilento: Velia
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 theContinue reading “A gem in the heart of Cilento: Velia”
TravelMan 48 Hours with Emiliano in Herculaneum
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 eruptionContinue reading “TravelMan 48 Hours with Emiliano in Herculaneum”
News: The house of the Geometric Mosaics in Pompeii
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The meeting of the Pompeiin’s team!
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! BOOK A TOUR WITH US!
A Lombard Church in Salerno
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.Continue reading “A Lombard Church in Salerno”
The Egypt in Naples!
Big news at the Archaeological Museum of Naples. After six years the Egyptian Section and the Epigraphic section will be reopened to the public, with more than 1400 exhibits and 10 rooms completely reorganized. BOOK A TOUR WITH US!
Pompeian female’s hairstyles
Some fashionable pompeian hairstyles: Curls, Braids and Chignons!!! BOOK A TOUR WITH US!
Pompeii: don’t call them ruins but CITY!
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The antibiotic in Pompeii and Herculaneum
Thanks to the studies of the archaeo-anthropological team of the Uniersity of Chieti, we are able to know about the unaware use of the antibiotics in the ancient Pompeii! The archaeoanthropologists have noticed traces of tetracyclines (the element of the aspirin) in the bones of the victims of the eruptions of the 79 a.d. ThisContinue reading “The antibiotic in Pompeii and Herculaneum”