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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An ancient harbour brought to light in the center of Naples
The realization of the Line 1 of Naples underground allowed the reconstruction of the landscape, the topography and the functions of the coast between the sites of Partenope and Neapolis. The station of Piazza Municipio stands inside an ancient creek, that used to stretch out on a tuff promontory from Castel Nuovo to the FerryContinue reading “An ancient harbour brought to light in the center of Naples”
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”
A splendid day with Edward Norton at Pompeii
I had the honour to spend half day with him and this nice girlfriend and adorable mother and sisters.