Pompeii is the place where you can still understand and see how the ancient Romans lived today. It is a city that literally emerged from the ash and lava of Vesuvius that destroyed it in 79 AC. and it is possible to visit villas, theaters and amphitheaters and fully feel the sensation of traveling back in time, at the exact moment when Vesuvius erased the city, leaving its inhabitants in an eternal position.
The cost of the ticket is 16 euros, per person, reduced 2 euros. European citizens under the age of 18 enter for free. The archaeological excavations of Pompeii are open every day except Mondays from April 1st to October 31st from 9am to 7.30pm and from November 1st to March 31st from 9am to 5pm. The two days of closure are January 1st and December 25th.
Remember to wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water in summer and also sunscreen. What to see in Pompeii? Follow us!
Here Greek operas and fabulae were represented, while inside the Odeion works that needed better acoustics were usually staged. In fact, it is possible to experience this phenomenon, positioning yourself at the center of the Odeion and talking: it will seem to have a microphone.
It is certainly one of the best preserved Roman amphitheaters in the world: here the fights with the gladiators and the events that were to welcome many people took place (the maximum capacity was 20,000 seats). In 1971 Pink Floyd also played here.
It is one of the other symbols of Pompeii, it was the brothel of the city and each brick cell was intended for a prostitute and had an erotic-themed painting that probably represented the performance that took place in that given cell. Along the secondary road that leads to the Lupanare there are still engraved faults to indicate the access road.
It is one of the largest domus in Pompeii, almost 3000 square meters and had two distinct areas one for the masters and one for the servants. Inside the impluvium (the basin used to collect rainwater to be used in the house) there is a bronze statue representing a Satyr and in the house there are still well-preserved frescoes and mosaics as evidence of the wealth of the family. who lived there.
It is one of the classic photos of Pompeii precisely because it contains the remains of the ancient Roman forum and Vesuvius in the background. This is where the inhabitants of Pompeii gathered for civic or commercial but also religious matters due to the presence of the times of Apollo and Jupiter. As well as the modern limited traffic areas, here too it was not allowed access to wagons but only to pedestrians.
It was the place appointed to the court but also the place where the traders carry out their bargaining. The large colonnade was used to replace, on rainy days, what was done in the Forum.
Venus was the protector of the city of Pompeii and therefore this Lugo of worship dedicated to her was very important. The gold lamp of the temple that was perhaps given to the city by Nero is now in the Archaeological Museum of Pompeii.
In this place, which at the time of Pompeii was a vineyard, it is possible to see 13 bodies found during excavations and preserved in their last position immediately after the eruption thanks to the use of plaster casting, a technique used during excavations in the 1960s. / 70
Another of the already important domus of Pompeii, Villa dei Misteri, is located outside the city walls and in ancient times it overlooked the sea and belonged to one of the most important families of Pompeii. Its name is due to a 17 meter long pictorial cycle found inside which probably represents a Dionysian rite, since Dionysus and Aphrodite are depicted in the center of the scene.