The Forum of Pompeii with Emiliano

The forum in Pompeii was a large open space of a rectangular shape, surrounded by political buildings,  temples, markets and porticos. It was an urban center, the main square of the city, home to town’s main civic, commercial and religious institutions. The center of life and interest for its citizens, a bustling crowd that cameContinue reading “The Forum of Pompeii with Emiliano”

The Theaters of Pompeii

The two centers of entertainment in Pompeii were the Amphitheater, located in the eastern part of the city, and the Theaters located further west, near Port Stabiana. From the VI century BC. C. Greeks used  natural slopes were used to construct the stands. In Pompeii the neighborhood of the theaters included several important buildings. TheContinue reading “The Theaters of Pompeii”

The eruptions of the Vesuvius in the course of time

Vesuvius has erupted many times since and is the only volcano on the European mainland to have erupted within the last hundred years. Today, it is regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of the population of 3,000,000 people living nearby and its tendency towards explosive (Plinian) eruptions. It isContinue reading “The eruptions of the Vesuvius in the course of time”

A tour at Pompeii with a legend of the rock music

The legendary Malcom Young of the ACDC He come the last 25th of August 2013 from London with his lovely family. Very nice and friendly people, have been a pleasure guiding them around the ancient Pompeii. You too must come to visit the most fascinating archaeological site in the world. Book now! tel.Continue reading “A tour at Pompeii with a legend of the rock music”

A fashinating tour along the fortifications of the ancient Pompeii.

There were originally twelve towers around the walls of Pompeii; the towers were used for patrolling and for lookout posts. These pictures show the tower of Mercury placed at the end of the Via di Mercurio, the street named after the god as there is a fountain on it with the face of Mercury. StandingContinue reading “A fashinating tour along the fortifications of the ancient Pompeii.”

The Temple of Isis at Pompeii

The Temple of Isis at Pompeii is a Roman temple dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Isis. This small and almost intact temple was among one of the first discoveries during the excavation of Pompeii in 1764. Isis was a goddess in Ancient Egyptian religious beliefs. She was worshipped as the ideal mother, wife, the matronContinue reading “The Temple of Isis at Pompeii”

“Memento Mori” the moseic loved by the Pink Floids

The mosaic represents an allegorical and symbolic philosophical theme of the transience of life and death that eliminates disparities in social class and wealth. The summit of the composition is a level with his plumb line, a tool that was used by masons to control the levelling in construction. The axis of the lead isContinue reading ““Memento Mori” the moseic loved by the Pink Floids”

The Skeletons of Herculaneum

    Herculaneum was a prosperous resort town inhabited in summer by well-to-do Romans and their servants, in addition to the year-round resident. When the Vesuiuv erupted in 79 A.D. they were all there for the season: aristocrats and slaves, young and old. They fled the volcano’s eruption at the very last minute and wereContinue reading “The Skeletons of Herculaneum”

The Amphitheater of Pompeii

The term amphitheater has Greek origin and it is indicated for the first time by Vitruvius. It has an elliptical structure consisting in an arena where the games took place, and around it  stands dedicated to the public. The building was constructed in the recently urbanized south-east of the city, placing it against the cityContinue reading “The Amphitheater of Pompeii”

The Blue Grotto

The Blue Grotto, situated at Anacapri, was known locally as “Grotta Gràdola”, the name being taken from the neighbouring ancient landing place of “Gràdola” and “Gradelle”, popular because of its narrow access, and because of the legends about monsters and witches that dwelt in it. The revelation of the “Blue Grotto” was thanks to twoContinue reading “The Blue Grotto”