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Pompeii is one of the most important legacies of the Roman past , a kind of model that was frozen in time. Definitely, for these exceptional circumstances, Pompeii is an invaluable source of historical information and a fascinating tourist destination.
It is said that in 1550 the architect Domenico Fontana discovered, while digging a new course for the river Sarno, the historical imprint of the Romans, and quickly bury to conceal improper deprivations of the time he found there. 200 years later, in 1748, won the world right and started to unearth one of the biggest secrets and treasures of mankind, the Roman city of Pompeii. What we have here today is a vast area full of more or less mundane buildings that are a snapshot of the Roman lifestyle perfectly preserved under a blanket of ash. Indeed, when in 79 AD Pompeii was buried under the fury of Vesuvius , which was an unexpected tragedy at the time also caused Pompeii today has become an unwitting legacy unmatched due to the extraordinary circumstances of their preservation . Fresh from two millennia-old petrified corpses mixed with a look of terror or curiosities of everyday life Roman monuments all common in Roman art theaters, amphitheaters, basilicas, forums and more.
It is believed that the eruption of Vesuvius was a disaster in advance for specific land seizures but a total lack of Vesuvius, which is considered a mountain out of hand. Only Pliny, recorded by his nephew Pliny the Younger , had a slight idea of what was happening when it all began.
The Pompeian living peacefully in a garden perfectly situated between the Gulf of Naples and the fertile slopes of the volcano, full of vineyards that provided excellent yields of wine to the sponsorship of fertile land and rich because of the ash eruptions forgotten by the ancestors. In 62 AD an earthquake partially destroyed the city and 17 years before the eruption, Pompeii was about rebuilding if anything more sumptuous city, deepening the impression created in the current visitor Pompeii.
An added bonus is that at the time of eruption was in the city election period and how things work today, we can deduce the moment of generosity in public spending, which generally involve the cities now.
Excavations are still underway and proceeding at a relatively slow pace fueled by all sorts of funds. 15 hectares are visited, and though no doubt there are monuments of Pompeii recommended the secret is to walk around town alone, if possible, and feel the weight of history on one, transported 2000 years as we cross a zebra crossing, touch the ruts of cars, try to read graffiti, we put our hand into a hole to jars in a bar in the time we entered the famous and lurid brothel (whorehouse), we meet with frescoes and mosaics of all kinds … that is the secret of Pompeii. To achieve the city walk alone it may be necessary to travel in low season, and incidentally avoid the sweltering summer heat suffering of the area in full swing.
However, there are easily identifiable and recurring points in Pompeii. one day you can tour the most important areas of the resort visited Pompeii and take an idea of what Roman life 2,000 years ago. Obviously if you rely on most days, you can interiorizaros more with the uniqueness of Pompeii, history, tragedy and misery.
The visit to Pompeii, if you go early, you can supplement with Herculaneum, Stabiae and Naples National Archaeological Museum, which preserves much of Pompeii treasure.
Visit Pompeii on our own is very simple. Today the people of Pompeii is a dormitory town of Naples and is located about half an hour by local train, called Circumvesuviana (care, Pompei Scavi stop is not a dry Pompei) narrow gauge. So from the Naples train station is very affordable reach. There are tours Pompeii and Naples-Rome-Naples-Pompeii, but certainly not a requirement to travel in an organized manner. Pompeii is affordable even on a trip to Rome, for Rome and Naples are far each other about two hours by train and there are trains from very first morning. Agencies that take you to Rome will usually offer an excursion to Pompeii, but again it is unnecessary for the ease of language and the way.