The walls of Pompeii: the inscriptions and the graffiti

The walls of the houses in Pompeii are frequently covered with inscriptions: these are electoral propaganda messages that urge the citizens to vote for one or other of the candidates. At times an entire category of workers (goldsmiths, marble-cutters, bakers) holds the candidacy. At other times an aspiring magistrate puts himself forward to the peopleContinue reading “The walls of Pompeii: the inscriptions and the graffiti”

The boat of Heeculaneum

The well preserved fishing boat was found in 1984 during the excavations of the beach. It was totally carbonized form the Vesuvius eruption of the year 79 AD. Suddenly after the discovery was patiently restaured and consolidated by italian specialists in the presevatin of the ancient wood. This extraordaniry find is now displayed in aContinue reading “The boat of Heeculaneum”

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”

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! http://www.pompeiin.com info@pompeiin.com 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.”

Information and advice for visiting Pompeii

Entrance Porta Marina (Marina Gate) – Piazza Esedra (Esedra Square) – Piazza Anfiteatro (Amphitheater Square) Opening times The Pompeii archeological site is open dailyApr–Oct 8:30am to 7:30pm, Nov–Mar 8:30am–5pm. The last entry is 90 minutes before closing. How to get to Pompeii By train Marina Gate and Esedra square: From Naples, take the half-hourly localContinue reading “Information and advice for visiting Pompeii”

The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD

Findings from the archaeological and stratigraphic surveys on materials deposited during the eruption od Vesuvius in 79 AD compared with Pliny the Younger’s description of the event to Tacitus have shed light on the progression of consequences for people and things during the development of the eruptive event. On the mooring of 24 August 79Continue reading “The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD”

The professions in the ancient Pompeii

When around the year 80BC Pompeii became a Roman colony grew both in terms of population and economy, and there was was a big boost in trade . The port guaranteed great wealth to the entire city, allowing the export of food products, textiles, cosmetics and more. Economic activities of every kind were scattered throughoutContinue reading “The professions in the ancient Pompeii”

Piscina Mirabilis

A brief tour with Emiliano Tufano at the Piscina Mirabilis. Contact Emiliano http://www.pompeiin.com In Miseno, on the north-west side of the gulf of Naples, there is the biggest Roman cistern of drinkable water ever built in Italy, realized during the Augustan period. Entirely excavated in the tufa rock, it has a capacity of 12.000 cubicContinue reading “Piscina Mirabilis”