Tag Archives: IT – Archaeological Areas of Pompei Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata

Buried by Vesuvius, this ancient villa is an overlooked alternative to Pompeii; Susan van Allen; National Geographic

With the Roman empire’s best-preserved frescoes, Oplontis offers a glimpse into the lives of the era’s rich and famous.

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Herculaneum Half-day Tour from Sorrento; Booking.com

Find out about Herculaneum Half-day Tour from Sorrento like tour times and location. Book tickets online with free cancellation and skip-the-line access!

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Pompeii and Herculaneum Small-group Tour; Booking.com

 

Find out about Pompeii and Herculaneum Small-group Tour like tour times and location. Book tickets online with free cancellation and skip-the-line access!

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Pompeii shows off treasures, sorcerer’s magic charms; AFP

Decades worth of archaeological finds went on public display on Monday in Pompeii, shedding further light on the ancient Roman city destroyed by a volcanic eruption nearly 2,000 years ago.

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Making the most of a visit to Pompeii and Vesuvius; Stars Insider

Pompeii and Vesuvius are remarkable places. The volcano wiped out the inhabitants of the city, and yet it was incredibly well preserved because of all the volcanic ash that covered it. A protected UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pompeii is now a huge tourist attraction, drawing in millions of visitors each year. And, of course, a trip to Pompeii would not be complete without stopping by to see Vesuvius! Click on to find out more about these spectacular places.

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The unique heritage of Herculaneum; Margaret Stenhouse; Wanted In Rome

Herculaneum is less well-known than Pompeii but in many ways it offers a more complete visitor experience. One hot summer day in 79 AD, 300 terrified citizens of the seaside town of Herculaneum fled to the harbour in a desperate attempt to escape from the advancing cloud of deadly pyroclastic dust erupting from the nearby volcano, Vesuvius. Families huddled together inside the row of cave-like warehouses carved out of the seafront wall, clutching their children and their valuables, waiting for the imperial Roman fleet to come and rescue them. Unfortunately, they waited in vain.

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Italy Travel Guide: A Day Trip to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius From Naples or Sorrento; Flo; Yoga Wine Travel

Pompeii is one of the most important archaeological sites and tourist attractions in Italy, and today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its preservation and the “complete and vivid picture of society and daily life at a specific moment in the past that is without parallel anywhere in the world.” If you are planning a day trip to Pompeii from Sorrento or Naples, read on for what you need to know including opening times, ticket prices, what to see, how to get to Vesuvius from Pompeii and so on!

Source: Italy Travel Guide: A Day Trip to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius From Naples or Sorrento

Archaeological Site of Pompeii – Unique Places in the World; Aliasgar Abuwala; WorldAtlas

Italy – Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata

Today, the Pompeii excavations are an important tourist attraction in Italy. But do you know the story of how this site came to be, thousands of years ago?

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Adventures in Italy: Day 15 Pompeii, Sorrento; Kelley Anderson; Travel Blog

Italy, Day 15, Tuesday, October 18, Pompeii and Sorrento. Kelley Anderson drove through numerous long tunnels via the A3 from Sorrento to Naples en route to Pompeii…

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Walking into AD79; Phyllis Wong; Borneo Post

In South Italy, Phyllis Wong comes face to face with how the Romans of the first century lived and is awed. She WAS caught somewhat unprepared for her trip to Italy due to a mess up of the travelling date on her part even though all arrangements had been made one month in advance. Her flight from Kuala Lumpur to Dubai enroute…

Source: Walking into AD79 – Borneo Post Online