A special tour at Pompeii

My job as a tour guide allows me to meet a number of people, most of them very interesting. A few days ago I guided at Pompeii a couple of tourists, Tony and Tatiana. REQUEST YOU TOUR AT POMPEII Tony is a young person, totally blind and 80% deaf in both ears without his hearingContinue reading “A special tour at 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”

The Plaster Casts of Pompeii

The majority of the inhabitants of Pompeii died because of poisonous gases from the Mount Vesuvius. Their corpses were entirely buried by hot ashes raining from the sky. In 1870 the archaeologist Giuseppe Fiorelli used a technique based on filling the cavities generated where the corpses had decomposed with liquid plaster, in order to produceContinue reading “The Plaster Casts of Pompeii”

Lupanar (the brothel)

Prostitutes were called ‘lupae’, and the word ‘lupanare’ indicated a brothel. In Pompeii, 25 different brothels have been found. There were entire houses used for this purpose such as the one found in Regio VII having 10 small rooms with stone beds that were then covered with matrasses. Five rooms were on the ground floorContinue reading “Lupanar (the brothel)”