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Saturday night museum Pompeii

Saturday night museum Pompeii

Every Saturday night, from July to October in the excavations of Pompeii and Herculaneum, you can participate in tour routes set out by the Superintendence for Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabia cost of 2 Euros.
First date Saturday, July 11, followed every Saturday until 17 October.

To the ruins of Pompeii, tourists can visit the exhibition “Kidnapped death. The casts – The photograph, “staged in the Amphitheatre of the archaeological area. Here the casts, starting with those of Giuseppe Fiorelli, are presented for the first time to the public after the recent restoration of the Superintendent. The visits to the exhibition will be subject to quotas for groups of 40 people.

Saturday night museum Pompeii

Saturday night museum Pompeii

To the ruins of Herculaneum will visit the Pavilion of the boat and with a panoramic view of the illuminated city from above, you can observe the excavation and the skeletons of the victims from

the doors of Fornici.

The visits will be subject to quotas for groups of 25 persons starting at 20.20 with departures every 20 minutes.
The rounds of visit will be as follows: 1 round: 20.20 hours; Round 2: 20.40 hours; Round 3: 21.00; Round 4: 21.20 hours; Round 5: 21.40 hours; Round 6: 22.00; Round 7: 22.20 hours; Round 8: 22.40 hours; Round 9: 23.00; Round 10: 23.20 hours.

It is strongly recommended, especially for the site of Herculaneum, to anticipate its presence at the ticket in order to meet the shifts visit. In case of high turnout, the Administration does not guarantee entry to all the participants and will observe a very strict order of arrival.

Among the goals of the initiative is not only to encourage new forms of use of the national cultural heritage, but also to meet the needs of citizens and tourists with a schedule of openings wider and flexible than usual, to allow to catch the attention of age groups and audiences who do not usually have the opportunity to access our museums in their daily schedules.

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For your Saturday night museum Pompeii choose the Bed and Breakfast Pompeii: Minimum 2 nights in either a double / triple / quadruple / family with private bathroom

In room you will find all the amenities for a total RELAX. In the morning breakfast with local products (including gluten free).

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  • Outdoor pool with sundeck
  • Rich Breakfast with local products
  • Use of the kitchen
  • Solarium with sunbeds

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Pompeii, the Exhibition at Los Angeles until 2015

The Exhibition of Pompeii at California Science Center of Los Angeles.

Pompeii: The Exhibition features over 150 precious artifacts on loan from the Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy, which offer a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle and tragic end of this ancient Roman society forgotten for centuries until its rediscovery over 250 years ago.

B&B Pompeii The Fauno is just 1 km from Pompeii Ruins, you can easily reach by walk, by car (5 minutes) or with train of Circumvesuviana ( 500 mt . from the B&B) .

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Pompeii: The Exhibition

 

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Opening May 20, 2014

In the year 79 A.D., Pompeii vanished beneath thick layers of volcanic ash left by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. But what nature destroyed, it also preserved.

Pompeii: The Exhibition features over 150 precious artifacts on loan from the Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy, which offer a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle and tragic end of this ancient Roman society forgotten for centuries until its rediscovery over 250 years ago.

From garden frescoes and marble statues to gladiator armor, coins and currency to religious altars and shrines — all set in their original surroundings — experience daily life in this once vibrant Roman city. Then, as the floors shake and the walls rumble, relive the volcano’s catastrophic eruption through an immersive CGI experience, culminating in the reveal of full body casts of twisted human forms, asphyxiated by extreme heat and noxious gases and forever frozen in time.

Through excavated artifacts, multimedia experiences, and hands-on science exhibits, guests will learn the science of archaeology, volcanology, and Roman engineering while exploring the ancient civilization of Pompeii.

The opening of three Domus of Pompeii

The Opening of three Domus of Pompeii….recently restored

Treasures of buried city can be visited over Easter holidays. The opening  of three domus of Pompeii recently restored: the Domus of Marcus Lucretius Fronto, the domus of Romulus and Remus and the domus of Triptolemus.

B&B Pompeii The Fauno is just 1 km from Pompeii Ruins, you can easily reach by walk, by car (5 minutes) or with train of Circumvesuviana ( 500 mt . from the B&B) .

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The Opening of three Pompeii Domus

 

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Minister for Cultural Heritage and Tourism Dario Franceschini will attract Easter visitors by inaugurating threeBimbo_140417094245 restored domus at the ancient archaeological site of Pompeii on Thursday, officials said.
The domus are those of Marc Lucretius Frontone, Romulus and Remus, and Trittolemo, according to a statement by the office of the special superintendant for archeological heritage in Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabia.

The opening at Easter of three domus of Pompeii recently restored:
the Domus of Marcus Lucretius Fronto, the domus of Romulus and Remus and the domus of Triptolemus.

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A – Domus of  Marcus Lucretius Fronto
B – Domus of Triptolemus
C – Domus of Romolus and Remus

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– Domus of Marcus Lucretius Fronto

– Domus of Romolus and Remus and domus of Triptolemus

Reopening of the Domus of Cryptoporticus in Pompeii after a long restoration

Reopen the Domus of the Cryptoporticus at Pompeii Ruins….After a year of restoration

After a year of restoration reopen the “House of the Cryptoporticus” of the Great Pompeii Project.

B&B Pompeii The Fauno is just 1 km from Pompeii Ruins, you can easily reach by car (5 minutes) or train of Circumvesuviana ( 500 mt . from the B&B) .

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Reopen the Domus of the Cryptoporticus

 

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Reopen the “House of Cryptoporticus ,” in Pompeii .

After a year of renovations , the construction site , Friday ends Planimetria-domus-criptoportico-pompeithe work . The yard , the house , which for now is only open to professionals , once vacated will be presented in full regalia . It is possible that on this occasion they can get government officials . The conclusion of the recovery of the domus ” of the Cryptoporticus ,” also has another meaning: it is the first site of the “Great Pompeii project ” to be completed , so it is a promotion, at no cost, the ability to know how to be strict Italian and serious , to be played on the international stage , for the future.

In short, the ‘ house of the Cryptoporticus , ” domus whose entrance faces Abundance Way , the main street of the old city , which by the end of this week will be recovered perfectly handed back to the Department and archeology all , it is certainly something which lead to pride , after years of “terrible” experiences from Pompeii.

The cost of the intervention was 304mila euro , penny more , penny less . Including , of course, charges for security, equal to about 8 thousand euro . The contract , awarded to the company , ” Perillo buildings “, was awarded with a decline of about 57% . This also means that , under the circumstances , with the € 105 million allocated by the EU to secure Pompeii , one could point to the salvation of a number of more or less double the archaeological buildings .

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The House of the Cryptoporticus

The House of the Cryptoporticus is situated in Insula 6, Regio I; its main entrance is at n° 2, Via dell’Abbondanza. It was Crtipto_anfore_130405103041brought to light in various stages, between 1911 and 1914 during the excavation works supervised by Vittorio Spinazzola, and between 1927 and 1930 under the supervision of Amedeo Maiuri.

The house was originally built in the 3rd century BC and by the 2nd century BC it had been extended to include the House of the Sacello Iliaco. After the earthquake that took place in 62, the two atrium-and-peristyle houses were divided and became independent homes once again.

The house takes its current name from the cryptoporticus, an underground passageway with openings, running along three sides of the quadrangular south-opening garden. A living room (the oecus) and four thermal bathing rooms (apodyterium, frigidarium, tepidarium and calidarium, the latter being preceded by a praefurnium) open onto it. The cryptoporticus originally had  barrel and cross vaulted ceilings and the walls of the oecus were decorated with a series of scenes inspired by the Iliad, providing one of the finest examples of Pompeian painting from the final stage of the Second style (era of Augustus). The walls of the four bathing rooms were also painted with exquisite scenic images. The building suffered severe damage from the September 1943bombardment of Pompeii.

 

Herculaneum and Pompeii, ruins open at Christmas and New Year

The sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis, Stabiae and Boscoreale also be visited December 25 and January 1.

The initiative will allow many tourists who chose the Campania for the festive season to admire the remains of the Roman city buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.In addition, Saturday 28 December, the entry will be free in all places of art state.

B&B Pompeii The Fauno is just 1 km from the Pompeii Ruins and near to the other vesuvian sites, you can easily reach by car (5 minutes) or train of Circumvesuviana ( 500 mt . from the B&B) .

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Special Openings

 

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The ancients ruins did not go on vacation: stay open on Christmas and New Year. In making the announcement the Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of Naples and Pompeii, who joined the national project sponsored by the Ministry of Heritage, Culture and Tourism.

Precisely because of this project, the archaeological sites of Pompeii and HerculaneumOplontis (Villa di Poppea)Stabia (romans villas off  Varano hill) and the Antiquarium of Boscoreale, can be visited exceptionally December 25 and January 1. The initiative will allow, thus, to the many tourists who have chosen to spend the holidays in Campania end of the year to visit the Roman sites buried by the fury of Vesuvius.

In addition, Saturday 28 December, the entry will be free in all places of art state. Including archaeological areas. One special-openings-christmas-pompeii-herculaneummore opportunity to spend some time at the foot of the most famous volcano in the world and appreciate the cultural significance of the remains of the Latin civilization wiped out in a hot summer day in 79 AD.

Special openings Christmas and New Year

Ruins of Pompeii

Visiting hours: from 9.00 to 15.00. Last admission at 13.30 .

Ruins of Herculaneum, Oplontis, Stabiae and Boscoreale Antiquarium

Visiting hours: from 8.30 to 14.30 . Last entry at 13.30 .

Cost of the ticket:

Entrance Pompeii and Herculaneum: 11,00 € (reduced 5.50 for youth community aged between 18 and 24 years old and free for children up to 18 years and for EU citizens over 65 years).

Input Oplontis , Boscoreale and Stabia : € 5.50 € (reduced € 2.75 ) .

Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office of the archaeological sites , or online at www.pompeiisites.org

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Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum

28 March – 29 September 2013 – British Museum

In Spring 2013 the British Museum will present a major exhibition on the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, sponsored by Goldman Sachs. This exhibition will be the first ever held on these important cities at the British Museum, and the first such major exhibition in London for almost 40 years.

It is the result of close collaboration with the Archaeological Superintendency of Naples and Pompeii, will bring together over 250 fascinating objects, both recent discoveries and celebrated finds from earlier excavations. Many of these objects have never before been seen outside Italy. The exhibition will have a unique focus, looking at the Roman home and the people who lived in these ill-fated cities.

Pompeii and Herculaneum, two cities on the Bay of Naples in southern Italy, were buried by a catastrophic volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in just 24 hours in AD 79. This event ended the life of the cities but at the same time preserved them until rediscovery by archaeologists nearly 1700 years later. The excavation of these cities has given us unparallelled insight into Roman life.

The bed and breakfast Pompei “IL FAUNO” is just 1 Km from the main entrance of the excavations of Pompeii and just 500 metres from the Circumvesuviana train, from which you can reach in few minutes the other archaeological sites: Ercolano, Oplonti, Stabia and the Antiquarium of Boscoreale! 

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Carbonised furniture and food

Owing to their different locations Pompeii and Herculaneum were buried in different ways and this has affected the preservation of materials at each site. Herculaneum was a small seaside town whereas Pompeii was the industrial hub of the region. Work continues at both sites and recent excavations at Herculaneum have uncovered beautiful and fascinating artefacts. These include treasures many of which will be displayed to the public for the first time, such as finely sculpted marble reliefs, intricately carved ivory panels and fascinating objects found in one of the main drains of the city.

The exhibition will give visitors a taste of the daily life of the people of Pompeii and Herculaneum, from the bustling street to the family home. The domestic space is the essential context for people’s lives, and allows us to get closer to the Romans themselves. This exhibition will explore the lives of individuals in Roman society, not the classic figures of films and television, such as emperors, gladiators and legionaries, but businessmen, powerful women, freed slaves and children. One stunning example of this material is a beautiful wall painting from Pompeii showing the baker Terentius Neo and his wife, holding writing materials showing they are literate and cultured. Importantly their pose and presentation suggests they are equal partners, in business and in life.

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The emphasis on a domestic context also helps transform museum artefacts into everyday possessions. Six pieces of wooden furniture will be lent from Herculaneum in an unprecedented loan by the Archaeological Superintendency of Napels and Pompeii. These items were carbonized by the high temperatures of the ash that engulfed the city and are extremely rare finds that would not have survived at Pompeii – showing the importance of combining evidence from the two cities. The furniture includes a linen chest, an inlaid stool and even a garden bench. Perhaps the most astonishing and moving piece is a baby’s crib that still rocks on its curved runners.

The exhibition will include casts from in and around Pompeii of some of the victims of the eruption. A family of two adults and their two children are huddled together, just as in their last moments under the stairs of their villa. The most famous of the casts on display is of a dog, fixed forever at the moment of its death as the volcano submerged the cities.

Admission charge £15 plus a range of concessions. Tickets can be booked online or +44 (0)20 7323 8181. Opening hours 10.00–17.30 Saturday to Thursday and 10.00–20.30 on Fridays.

Vesuvius, the volcano that destroyed Pompeii

Vesuvius is the Earth’s most famous volcano

Vesuvius is the Earth’s most famous volcano, one of the most studied and is also one of the most dangerous since the vast territory that extends to its slopes has seen the construction of houses up to 700 meters of altitude. It is a typical example of fence volcano consists of a trunk, the outer cone Mount Somma (1133 metres), with the crater walls largely demolished within which lies a smaller cone represented by Vesuvius (1281 m), separated by a Valley named Valle del Gigante, part of the ancient caldera, where afterwards, presumably during the eruption of 79 a.d., it formed a Large cone or Vesuvio. Giant Valley is divided in turn into the atrium of the horse in the West and Valle dell’inferno East.
The fence of the sum is well preserved throughout its northern part, in fact it was in historic times less exposed to the devastating fury of the volcano, because fixed height of inner wall that prevented the flow of lava on its slopes. The slopes, variously degrading are furrowed by deep valleys radial produced by rainwater erosion.

Bed and Breakfast Il Fauno is only 16 km from Vesuvius, easily reachable in 25 minutes, either by car or by buses that leave every 20 minutes in front of the entrance of the ruins of Pompeii.

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Its walls from Mount Sommaparte at cone peak. The whole section is then scattered with spikes and dikes of dark volcanic rock. Monte SommaThe old crater rim is a succession of peaks called cognoli. While the height of the Sum and its profile are kept equal, height and outline of Vesuvius have undergone substantial changes, because of subsequent eruptions, with promotions and demotions. Vesuvius is a volcano poligenico and mixed characteristic, i.e. made up of lavas of different chemical composition (e.g. tefriti, leucititi, trachytes) and formed by lava flows and pyroclastic deposits. All areas on the slopes of the mountain are formed by land transported by mud lava flowing down steep slopes by rainy seasons through narrow valleys and deep river beds or more commonly called Lakes. The high embankments were formed from lava, slag heaps that precipitates glowing State and spread toward the lower slopes, are revealed now because of their fertile material, silicon and potassium-rich, valuable to the vegetation. In colder weather the condensation of vapour discloses the fumaroles are present in numerous parts of the inner wall of the crater. Continuing along the rim of this crater, looking towards the sea captures the entire extension of the southern part of the volcano and, on days with good visibility, the entire Gulf of Naples Sorrento peninsula and Capri to Capo Miseno, Procida and Ischia. It is unavoidable to note also the reckless urban expansion stretching back along the slopes of the volcano.

From October 29, 2005 Vesuvius is an open-air museum for its hairpin bends are 10 gigantic sculptures. The permanent exhibition takes its name of Creator Vesevo open-air museum.

 

No booking is necessary for visits to the crater.
The ticket office is open all year round including Sundays and public holidays except, for safety reasons, during adverse weather conditions.

OPENING HOURS (Every day including Sundays and public holidays)

January-Febraury-November-December: 09:00 – 15:00
March-October: 09:00 – 16:00
April-May-June-September: 09:00 – 17:00
July-August: 09:00 – 18:00

TICKET PRICES

Since 01/01/2012, only tickets issued by the Vesuvius National Park Authority are valid for access to the path leading to the crater. These are only on sale at the ticket office in the large square at 1000m in Ercolano.

Free entry

  • For accompanied children under 8;
  • For members and staff of the Vesuvius National Park Authority and the State Forestry Department;
  • For staff of the Vesuvius Observatory on official business.
  • For those in possession of special written authorization from the Park Authority;
  • For the staff of the armed and police forces on official business;
  • For scholars and researchers from Universities and scientific, research or educational Institutes duly authorized by the legal representatives of the institutions and by the Park Authority;

Tickets from 10.00 euros

  • For other visitors.

PARKING

  • Motor vehicles € 2.50
  • Caravans, campers and trailers € 5.00

(only permitted during visits to the crater and not for long stays or refuelling)

Duration and Distance

The crater can only be accessed via the gate from the large square at 1000m in Ercolano, where the Vesuvius National Park ticket office is situated. The path winds for a total distance of 3807m at a maximum altitude of 1170m above sea level. The entire excursion, there and back, takes 3 hours. Currently, the accessible path is at an altitude of approximately 900m with a height variation of 140m and an average gradient of 14% (intermediate distance) and can be walked in approximately 2 hours, there and back, excluding any requests to go further than the prearranged limit. A free a volcanology guide is provided with the ticket.
The path is not suitable for less able visitors.

Features of the path

Name: path no. 5 – “Il Gran Cono” (the Great Cone)
Type of path: circular nature path
Total length: 3807m
Maximum altitude: 1170 m above sea level
Difficulty: medium
Accessibility: approximately 900m

Walking times

Short distance: 1 hour there and back
Intermediate distance: 2 hours there and back
Excursion distance: 3 hours there and back

Departure and arrival

Strada Provinciale Ercolano (Ercolano local road) – Vesuvio Piazzale (Vesuvius Square) at 1000m.
Locality: Ercolano (NA)

Clothing and equipment

The temperature on the crater during autumn and winter is lower that at the bottom of the volcano, and the wind can pick up suddenly.

Visitors should bring suitable equipment including:

  1. walking shoes or at least shoes with grippy rubber soles, preferably ankle boots;
  2. layers of clothing providing the option of removing or adding garments to quickly adapt to changes in weather conditions;
  3. rucksack and water bottle;
  4. waterproof jacket which should always be kept at the bottom of the rucksack;
  5. sun cream and hat during hot and sunny times of year.

Recommended: Sunglasses, binoculars, camera.

Visit Mount Vesuvius

Visit Mount Vesuvius is the Earth’s most famous volcano

Visit Mount Vesuvius, is perhaps best known for its eruption in Roman times (24 August 79 AD) when Pompeii and Herculaneum were destroyed.

Visit Mount Vesuvius.. is perhaps best known for its eruption in Roman times (24 August 79 AD) when Pompeii and Herculaneum were destroyed.

Visit Pompeii surroundingsVisit Mount Vesuvius is the best known volcano on earth; it dominates the Bay of Naples with its characteristic cone. It is a typical example of a volcano in a volcano made by an outer broken cone, Mt. Somma (1133 metres) with a crateric belt most of which is destroyed.

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 B&B The Fauno is just 16 km from the Mount Vesuvius, you can easily reach by car (20 minutes) or by bus from Pompeii , Porta Anfiteatro ( 30 minutes).

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Visit Mount Vesuvius

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The eruption left a large crater which has grown and shrunk with subsequent eruptions and this can still be visited today. It is a currently dormant volcano that occasionally emits streams of lava (the last eruption was in 1944; although its dormant state could be an indication of a build-up of pressure and a coming explosive eruption). At the top of the volcano is a crater rim that affords a view into the crater that still fumes slightly. Besides that you will have (only on clear days, but the mountain is notoriously covered in fog or clouds) a stunning panorama overseeing the Bay of Naples, Naples, Capri, Ischia, the edge of the Amalfi Coast and more.

Additional Vesuvius Tips

  • Borrow a stick, sticks have feelings too.
  • Make a photograph that looks like you are going to parachute down the mountain.
  • Enjoy the natural beauty of this worldly wonder.

Equipment:
The temperature on the top is usually lower than on its slopes and the wind can suddenly blow on the crater. Moreover, we reccomend to carry sneakers or climbing boots, binoculars, sun glasses, water .

No booking is necessary for visits to the crater.
The ticket office is open all year round including Sundays and public holidays except, for safety reasons, during adverse weather conditions.

OPENING HOURS (Every day including Sundays and public holidays)

January-Febraury-November-December: 09:00 – 15:00
March-October: 09:00 – 16:00
April-May-June-September: 09:00 – 17:00
July-August: 09:00 – 18:00

TICKET PRICES

Since 01/01/2012, only tickets issued by the Vesuvius National Park Authority are valid for access to the path leading to the crater. These are only on sale at the ticket office in the large square at 1000m in Ercolano.

Free entry

      • For accompanied children under 8;
      • For members and staff of the Vesuvius National Park Authority and the State Forestry Department;
      • For staff of the Vesuvius Observatory on official business.
      • For those in possession of special written authorization from the Park Authority;
      • For the staff of the armed and police forces on official business;
      • For scholars and researchers from Universities and scientific, research or educational Institutes duly authorized by the legal representatives of the institutions and by the Park Authority;

Tickets from 10.00 euros

      • For other visitors.

PARKING

      • Motor vehicles € 2.50
      • Caravans, campers and trailers € 5.00

(only permitted during visits to the crater and not for long stays or refuelling)

  • The crater with its rising fumes.
  • The different lava stones, changing colour as you walk uphill and around the crater.
  • The view of the Bay of Naples and Pompeii in good weather.
  • The scarred landscape where the 1950’s lava streams went downhill.
  • The remains of the funicular railway built in 1870, and which operated until the volcano’s last major eruption in 1944. The song Funiculì, Funiculà was written by composer Peppino Turco, to commemorate the opening of the railway.

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Duration and Distance

The crater can only be accessed via the gate from the large square at 1000m in Ercolano, where the Vesuvius National Park ticket office is situated. The path winds for a total distance of 3807m at a maximum altitude of 1170m above sea level. The entire excursion, there and back, takes 3 hours. Currently, the accessible path is at an altitude of approximately 900m with a height variation of 140m and an average gradient of 14% (intermediate distance) and can be walked in approximately 2 hours, there and back, excluding any requests to go further than the prearranged limit. A free a volcanology guide is provided with the ticket.
The path is not suitable for less able visitors.

Features of the path

Name: path no. 5 – “Il Gran Cono” (the Great Cone)
Type of path: circular nature path
Total length: 3807m
Maximum altitude: 1170 m above sea level
Difficulty: medium
Accessibility: approximately 900m

Walking times

Short distance: 1 hour there and back
Intermediate distance: 2 hours there and back
Excursion distance: 3 hours there and back

Departure and arrival

Strada Provinciale Ercolano (Ercolano local road) – Vesuvio Piazzale (Vesuvius Square) at 1000m.
Locality: Ercolano (NA)

Clothing and equipment

The temperature on the crater during autumn and winter is lower that at the bottom of the volcano, and the wind can pick up suddenly.

Visitors should bring suitable equipment including:

  1. walking shoes or at least shoes with grippy rubber soles, preferably ankle boots;
  2. layers of clothing providing the option of removing or adding garments to quickly adapt to changes in weather conditions;
  3. rucksack and water bottle;
  4. waterproof jacket which should always be kept at the bottom of the rucksack;
  5. sun cream and hat during hot and sunny times of year.

Recommended: Sunglasses, binoculars, camera.

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By car:

A3 Naples-Salerno Motorway, Torre del Greco or Ercolano exit.

From Ercolano:
on leaving the motorway toll booths, turn left and follow the Via Boscocatene road. Go straight on as far as the Via B. Cozzolino junction. Go straight on and, after approximately 2 km, you will reach a crossroads. Go straight on following signs for “Vesuvio” (Vesuvius). After approximately 300m, you will come to the Vesuvius National Park Info Point on the right. Continuing for approximately 7 km, you will reach a crossroads where you turn left. After approximately 2 km you will reach the large square at an altitude of 1000m. From here, the path for the crater is accessible on foot only.

From Torre del Greco:
on leaving the Torre del Greco motorway toll booth, go straight on at the roundabout and continue for approximately 300m and turn left. Continue for approximately 100m then turn right. Continue for a further 100m, then turn left. At the crossroads, turn right onto Via E. De Nicola and continue for approximately 1.5 km. When you reach the crossroads, turn right. After approximately 300m, you will come to the Vesuvius National Park Info Point on the right. Continuing for approximately 7 km, you will reach a crossroads where you turn left. After approximately 2 km you will reach the large square at an altitude of 1000m.

By train or bus:

If you are arriving by plane at Capodichino Airport, take the bus for Piazza Garibaldi Stazione Centrale (Central Station). If you are arriving by state railway, leave the train at Piazza Garibaldi Stazione Centrale (Central Station). From the Central Station, take the Circumvesuviana local train for Sorrento or Poggiomarino Via Pompei (click here for timetables and prices, sites Vesuviana and www.too-to-train.it) and leave the train at Ercolano Scavi Station. If you are coming from Sorrento or Pompei, you can reach Ercolano Scavi using the Sorrento Napoli and Pompei Napoli lines. From the square outside Ercolano Scavi Station there is a bus service (click here for timetables and prices of public transport in the Vesuvius area) and taxis which will take you as high as 1000m.

Excavation Stabia

Excavation Stabia, today contained in the modern town of Castellammare di Stabia, was an Ancient Roman town

Excavation Stabia, today contained in the modern town of Castellammare di Stabia, was an Ancient Roman town

Excavation Stabia, today contained in the modern town of Castellammare di Stabia, was an Ancient Roman town.

Which, along with Pompeii and Herculaneum, was engulfed in lava and ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. In fact, it was during this natural disaster that Pliny the Elder was killed in Stabiae.

Excavation Stabia

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Excavation Stabia

Excavation Stabia

Despite originally being discovered in 1749, Stabiae was only completed excavated in 1950, upon which archeologists found the remains of not one, but two ancient civilizations. The older of the two civillisations was that of the Oscan people, who lived there between the 7th and 3rd centuries BC. The main remains from this Italian tribe are contained in a necropolis which houses over 300 tombs.

However, the more famous ruins at Stabiae are the Roman villas which were constructed there in around 89 BC when the town became something of a Roman holiday resort. Amongst these are the 11,000 square foot Villa San Marco with its beautiful frescos and mosaics, Villa Arianna – so named for its magnificent fresco of Ariadne being saved by Dionysus – with its underground tunnel and Villa Del Pastore, which was most likely a bath house.

Stabiae is far less well-known than Pompeii, but offers visitors a great tour of authentic Roman ruins in a quieter environment.

CASTELLAMMARE DI STABIA
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“Stabiae is the ancient Latin name for the city of Castellammare di Stabia, which lies between Pompeii and Sorrento. “

Tickets

#domenicalmuseo: free entrance on the first Sunday of the month (*)
* The entrance to the Stabian Villas is free;
Opening Hours

from November to March
8:30 – 17:00 (last entrance at 15:30)

from April to October
8:30 – 19:30 (last entrance at 18:00)

last admission one hour and a half before closing

closed
 1 January, 1 May, 25 December
Info : +39 081 8575347

Among the many villas found at Stabiae, the most famous are Villa San Marco, Villa Del Pastore, and Villa Arianna. Some of the other villas include Villa Carmiano, Villa del Petraro, and Villa Capella di San Marco.

Villa San Marco

This villa, deriving the name from a chapel that existed in its proximity in the 18th century, was the first one to be explored in the course of excavations in Bourbon times carried out between 1749 and 1754. The graphic and textual documentation of the Bourbon surveys was published in 1881 by M. Ruggiero M. in the book Degli Scavi di Stabiae dal 1749 al 1782 (“On the Stabiae excavations from 1749 to 1782”). The villa was re-buried after the removal of its furnishings and of the better preserved frescoes. Excavations were resumed on 1950 by Libero d’Orsi and O. Elia of the Archaeological Superintendency.
Villa San Marco 2
One of the largest villas ever discovered in Campania, measuring more than 11,000 square metres, it has an atrium, a courtyard containing a pool, a triclinium with views of the bay, and a colonnaded courtyard. There are also many other small rooms, a kitchen and two internal gardens. Villa San Marco also has a private bath complex that is made up of a calidarium, tepidarium, and afrigidarium. This villa is also important because it has provided frescoes, sculptures, mosaics and architecture, which show styles and themes comparable to those found in Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Villa del Pastore

“Villa of the Shepherd” in English. This villa gets its name from a small statue of a shepherd that was discovered at this site.

This villa measures even larger than Villa San Marco, coming in at 19,000 square metres. The villa was rediscovered in 1967 and includes many rooms, large baths and luxurious gardens. It lacks, however, any domestic rooms, suggesting that it may not have been a residence. One hypothesis is that this is instead avaletudinarium (health spa) that would have allowed people to take advantage of the famous spring waters of Stabiae. It has not yet been fully excavated.

Villa Arianna

Named for the fresco depicting Dionysus saving Ariadne from the island of Dia (a mythological name for Naxos), this villa is particularly famous for its frescoes, many of which depict light, winged figures. It is difficult to get a clear sense of this villa, however, because it grew over the course of 150 years. It has one of the largest courtyards of any Roman villa; measuring two stadia in length. Another feature of Villa Arianna is its private tunnel system that links the villa in its location on the ridge to the sea shore, which was probably only between 100 and 200 metres away from the bottom of the hill in Roman times. The shoreline has since changed, leaving the archaeological site further inland than it was in antiquity.

The archaeological remains of Stabiae were originally discovered in 1749 by Cavaliere Rocco de Alcubierre, an engineer working for king Charles VII of Naples. These ruins were partially excavated by Alcubierre with help from Karl Weberbetween 1749–1782. The ruins that had been excavated, however, were reburied and their location was forgotten until 1950, when a high school principal rediscovered them. The site was declared an archaeological protected area in 1957, and by 1962 many of the ruins had been again uncovered. The remains of both an Oscan settlement (oppidum) and the later Roman town were discovered.

The most famous of the findings at Stabiae are the villas that come from the time between the destruction of Stabiae by Sulla in 89 BC and the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. As described above, Stabiae became a resort town during this time and was particularly favored for its view of the Bay of Naples and the surrounding mountains.Stabiae was also well known for the quality of its spring water, which was believed to have medicinal properties.The ideal placement and qualities of this location drew many wealthy Romans to build luxurious villas on the ridge overlooking the bay. These villas, which are described below, provide us with some of the most stunning architectural and artistic remains from Roman villas. 2004 saw an Italian-American collaboration between the Superintendency of Archaeology of Pompeii, the region of Campania and the University of Maryland to form the non-profit Archaeological entity, the Restoring Ancient Stabiae Foundation (RAS). It is the RAS Foundation’s prime goal to excavate, restore and build an archaeological park at the ancient site of Stabiae, a complex of seven or eight Roman villas according to recent geophysical surveys conducted by the University of Birmingham.

A great many artifacts which come from Stabiae are preserved in the Naples National Archaeological Museum.

Archaeological sites Pompeii

Archaeological sites Pompeii, useful info and tips for visiting

Archaeological sites pompeii is the ruined ancient Roman city , which was engulfed by Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79.

Archaeological sites Pompeii..with its excavated area, extending for approximately 44 ha, and the preservation state of its buildings, due to the particular burial (under a blanket of 6 meter of ash and rock) caused by the eruption of the Vesuvius in 79 AD, Pompeii can be considered the only archaelogical site which gives the real image of roman city. And the image is similar to cities, not preserved, of the same period.

The city of Pompeii was an ancient Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of thecomune of Pompei. Pompeii, along with Herculaneum and many villas in the surrounding area, was mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

Archaeological sites Pompeii

The excavated city offers a snapshot of Roman life in the 1st century, frozen at the moment it was buried on 24 August AD 79.The forum, the baths, many houses, and some out-of-town villas like the Villa of the Mysteries remain well preserved.

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ARCHAELOGical sites Pompeii – useful info

Tips for Visiting Pompeii

This is a walking site only. Note that walking the old Roman stone roads can be quite exhausting, especially in the heat of summer with loads of fellow tourists about. Everyone will be walking on cobblestones and uneven ground. The temperature is between 32 and 35c in the summer. Make sure to take plenty of water and watch your step as the old roads have grooves in them where the carts ran. It is advisable to wear good footwear, sunscreen and hats. There is a lot to look at and it could take all day to see everything.

Access Archaeological sites Pompeii

Single ticket – valid for 1 day
Full price: € 13.00
Half price: € 7.50 (*)
access to 3 sites: Pompeii, Oplontis, Boscoreale) – valid for 3 days
Full price: € 14.00
Half price : € 8.00 (*)
Free of charge: for EU citizens under 18 or over 65 years old.
(*) Reductions: for EU citizens aged 18-24 and EU permanent school teachers.
Reductions and free tickets can be issued only by showing a valid document (passport, identity card, driving license).

Archaeological sites Pompeii

Access

Schools
School parties from E.U. countries must show a list of students and teachers at the ticket office on the day of the visit.
Entrance for schools is only from Piazza Anfiteatro.
For information:
Sezione Didattica – tel: +39 081 8575331
School parties’ admission and reservations

Opening Times Archaeological sites Pompeii

November – March, every day from 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admission 3.30 p.m.)
April – October, every day from 8.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. (last admission 6 p.m.)

Main Routes  Archaeological sites Pompeii

by train:
entrance at Porta Marina or Piazza Esedra
Circumvesuviana Napoli-Sorrento (stop Pompei Scavi – Villa dei Misteri)
entrance at Piazza Anfiteatro
Circumvesuviana Napoli-Poggiomarino (stop Pompei Santuario)
FS Napoli – Salerno (stop Pompei)
by bus:
entrance from Porta Marinaor Piazza Esedra
SITA: from Napoli or from Salerno: stop Pompei ( piazza Esedra).
CSTP n.4 from Salerno
CSTP n.50 from Salerno (by motorway)
by car:
Motorway A3 Napoli-Salerno (exit Pompei ovest )
Motorway A3 Salerno – Napoli (exit Pompei est )

Archaeological sites Pompeii Information

 

Archaeological sites Pompeii

  • The amphitheatre. This is in the most easterly corner of the excavated area, near the Sarno Gate entrance. It was completed in 80BC, measures 135 x 104 metres and could hold about 20,000 people. It is the earliest surviving permanent amphitheatre in Italy and one of the best preserved anywhere. It was used for gladiator battles, other sports and spectacles involving wild animals.
  • The Great Palaestra (Gymnasium). This occupies a large area opposite the Amphitheatre. The central area was used for sporting activities and there was a pool in the middle. On three sides are lengthy internal porticos or colonnades.
  • House of the Vettii. This is believed to have been the home of two brothers who were freed slaves and became very affluent. It contains many frescoes. In the vestibule there is a striking fresco of a well-endowed Priapus, God of Fertility and among the frescos in other parts of the building are illustrations of couples making love, of cupids and of mythological characters.
  • House of the Faun. This is named after a statue of a dancing faun found on the site. It is considered to be an excellent example of the fusion of Italian and Greek architectural styles, and occupies an entire block.

  • Forum. This was the center of public life, although it is now to the southwest of the excavated area. It was surrounded by many of the important governmment, religious and business buildings.
  • Temple of Apollo. This is to the north of the Basilica on the western side of the Forum. It has the oldest remains discovered, with some, including Etruscan items, dating back to 575BC, although the layout we see now was later than that.
  • Theatre. Theatre built in the hollow of a hill for acoustic advantage; it seated 5,000
  • Via dei Sepolcri (street of tombs) A long street with worn ruts from carts.
  • Lupanar An ancient brothel with pornographic frescoes over the entrance to each room, presumably indicating the services on offer. Even allowing for the smaller size of ancient Romans the beds seem rather small.
  • House of the Ancient Hunt. Attractive, open-style house with many frescoes of hunting scenes.
  • The Basilica This is to the west of the Forum. It was the most important public building of the city where both justice was administered and trade was carried on.
  • Forum Granary Artifacts like amphorae (storage jars) and plaster casts of people who did not escape the eruption are stored in this building, which was designed to be the public market but may not have been finished before the eruption.
  • Baths. There are several baths to be inspected. The Forum Baths are just north of the forum and close to the restaurant. They are well-preserved and roofed. Be careful not to miss them as the entranceway is a long passage with no indication of the delights inside. The Central Baths occupy a much larger area but are less well-preserved. Close to these are the Stabian baths which have some interesting decorations and give a good idea of how baths used to function in Roman times.
  • House of the Tragic Poet. This small atrium house is best known for the mosaic at the entrance depicting a chained dog, with the words Cave Canem or “Beware of the Dog”.

  • The Ground surface You will see in the ground there are small tiles called cat’s eyes. The moon’s light or candle light reflects off these tiles and gave light, so people could see where they were walking at night.
  • Bars and Bakeries You will walk past where their bars and bakeries once existed. The bars had counters with three to four holes in them. They have water or other beverages available in the holes. The bakeries’ ovens look similar to the old brick stone oven. The House of the Baker has a garden area with millstones of lava used for grinding the wheat.
  • Street There are tracks for the carriages in the street for a smoother ride. There are also stone blocks in the street for pedestrians to step onto to cross the street. The sidewalks are higher than the modern sidewalk because the streets had water and waste flowing through them. The stone blocks in the street were also as high as the sidewalk, so people did not walk in the waste and water. The stone blocks were also used for what we now call speed bumps. When the carriages were going through the city, they were going fast. To avoid people from getting splashed by the water and waste they had stone blocks in the street. This would make the driver slow down when they were speeding, so they could get through the blocks.

Archaelogical sites Pompeii .. Outside of the city walls:

  • Villa dei Misteri (Villa of the Mysteries) A house with curious frescoes, perhaps of women being initiated into the Cult of Dionysus. Contains one of the finest fresco cycles in Italy, as well as humorous ancient graffiti.