At the time of the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79 the Roman fleet under the command of Pliny the Elder was stationed across the Bay of Naples at Misenum. Pliny was a scientist, a historian and a naturalist and he felt the need to get closer to observe the phenomenon of the eruption. HeContinue reading “Pliny the Younger, the eye witness of the eruption of the Mount Vesuvius in 79AD”
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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 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”