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What To Do and What To See in Pompeii

Below are the main places to visit in Pompeii.

Pompeii excavations


When speaking of the city of Pompeii is a must cite as first attraction archaeological excavations of the Roman era, found in the first half of 1700 by the Bourbons.

Indeed, it was King Charles of Bourbon who wanted the ruins of the city destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD Were brought to light. His wish was completed at least 70 years after the beginning of the excavations, was unearthed when the beautiful Villa of the Mysteries.

The ancient city of Pompeii is a show, and that is why it attracts millions of tourists every year from all over the world. Many buildings remained intact, and bear witness to what the life of the period were active, full of initiatives and already, in its way, evolved.

Turning to the excavations can not help but be influenced by the cast leave the bodies of the people that day, lost their lives, but also by the uniqueness of the houses, shops and places of worship and entertainment, such as theaters or wonderful amphitheater.

If you visit the excavation in summer pay close attention to the heat, but do not forget to check if there is a willingness to visit them at night, the magic of places where time stands still is even more assured.

Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary

Pompeii, Santuario Beata Vergine del Rosario

If the excavations of Pompeii are the most mysterious part of the city, not to say even “secular”, the Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary is one of the most beloved places of worship by the faithful. Suffice to say that, in the Naples area, there is a custom of “going to Pompeii on foot”, if you want to ask a favor to Madonna.

The shrine, however, is not only visited by the Neapolitans, but also by a large number of pilgrims who come each year to admire the structure, built in 1876, whose bell tower is over 80 meters.

Inside there are works of art of indisputable value, of all the beautiful Lady of Pompeii, depicted by the expert hands of one of the students of the school of Luca Giordano.

The Sanctuary Find in Piazza Bartolo Longo, who was its founder Blessed with Countess Marianna De Fusco, his consort.

The museum dedicated to Bartolo Longo

The museum dedicated to Bartolo Longo

At Via Colle San Bartolomeo is located the house where Bartolo Longo lived the last years of his life. Today it is a museum and is a place where they collected some fascinating collections.

Of particular interest are the paintings of the eighteenth century and nineteenth century, as well as the ancient furnishings of the house.

There are also depictions and prints of ancient eruptions of Vesuvius.

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