The Pompeii Ruins is the most famous and fascinating archaeological site in the world. In 1997 it became a UNESCO World heritage site. In recent years around 2,500,000 visitors from all over the world have come to admire the Pompeii ruins.
The eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D. buried the city under a 6-7 metre thick layer of ash and lava. The city was almost completely lost from memory until the end of the XVI century when the architect Domenico Fontana, who had been commissioned to build a channel for the Sarno River, discovered some epigraphs and frescoed structures. However he was not aware that he had touched on the remains of the ancient city of Pompeii.
Today the Pompeii Ruins cover an area of 66 hectares and the city is almost entirely open to view, transporting us back to that fateful day in 79 A.D.
It seems that time stopped an instant ago. The electoral slogans on the walls, the utensils and furnishings in the houses, the workshops, everything still seems alive, brought back to light as it was at the moment of the eruption and giving us a complete picture of daily life.
The itinerary for the Pompeii Ruins takes you through streets such as Via dell’Abbondanza, on either side of which were the best-known houses and shops of the city and then through public buildings like the Amphitheatre and the Theatre and through buildings that are still erect today around the Forum. Looking inside private houses which retain their luxurious atmosphere with elegant frescoes and marble decorations, offers a fascinating perspective on Roman habits and the tastes of the owners of the houses in the Pompeii Ruins.
B&B in the centre of Salerno for visiting the Pompeii Ruins
To visit the Pompeii Ruins choose Dimora Salernum, in only 30 minutes you can marvel at the spectacle of the Pompeii archaeological site and tour the Amalfi Coast, Paestum and Naples.
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