POMPEII, THE MOTIONLESS BEAUTY
Pompeii has been one of the biggest and brightly cities of the Ancient Rome, which, in the 79 a.C. has been destroyed by the Vesuvius with a terrible eruption. The excavations of Pompeii are a terrible witness of the lifestyle of that period, which seems peacefully asleep, covered by the volcanic dust. Among the excavations and the Sanctuary, you can find other beauties that deserve to be visit. Don’t miss our suggestions!
Sanctuary of Pompeii
The Sanctuary of Pompeii’s history is a dream that involved thousands of believers: the construction began in 1876 under the direction of Antonio Cua, and the building was expanded over the years as the original structure was no longer able to contain the numerous believers who came to venerate the icon of the Virgin.
Forum of Pompeii
The Forum located in the archeological site of Pompeii was the economic, political and religious city center. Nowadays, the remains of the decoration of the Forum; once at the center of the square, the ruins of the Temple of Apollo attracts the eye, which is the most important ancient religious site of Pompeii.
The Lupanar of Pompeii
The Lupanar is the only building in Pompeii built specifically for the purpose of showcase the love of the ancient population for the pleasures of the flesh, the brothel, located in the ruins of the City, was distributed on two floors. On the wall, you can still see the little pictures drawing voracious lovers.
House of the Faun
The House of the Faun was a sort of modern residence in which there was also a kind of mall. The structure, in fact, consists of two large connected area, each one with a separate entrance, connected by a series of shops rented to trades. The structure has been called like this for the bronze statue of the dancing faun, who was at the center of one of the main halls.
Amphitheatre of Pompeii
The amphitheater which is located at the end of Via dell’Abbondanza, inside the archeological excavations of Pompeii, is the ancient construction made by stone of its kind that has ever been discovered. In fact, its construction dates back to 80 BC, while the first amphitheater of Rome was built in 29 BC. One peculiarity is that the structure had no basement under the floor of the arena, as the same construction of the imperial age used to have.
The Villa of the Mysteries of Pompeii
The Villa is an ancient Roman house, located slightly outside the city and the archeological site. The name derives from a series of paintings discovered in a room of the house, which some experts are still trying to determining the meaning. Even in the Villa, bodies were found of people who were doing normal daily activities, when they were blown over by the violence of the lava.
The Garden of fugitives of Pompeii
It is the most heartbreaking testimony of the end of Pompeii. Men, women and children were asphyxiated by the gases and then slowly covered with ashes. The one you see today in the Garden of the fugitives are perfect reproduction in plaster.