Archaeological excavations of Pompeii and Herculaneum

The archaeological excavations of Pompeii undoubtedly represent the most famous site in the world at least as far as Roman art and culture are concerned. A location with an extraordinary charm that unfortunately was caused by the terrible eruption of Vesuvius that occurred in the year 79 after Christ. A particularly violent eruption that not only destroyed entire towns such as in the case of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabia, but also significantly changed the morphology of the volcano itself.

It has been calculated that every year more than 3 million visitors choose the archaeological sites of Pompeii to have direct contact with the history and traditions of Rome. The site is spread over an area of ​​440000 square meters and allows visitors to enjoy incredible finds starting from the magnificent villas.

Inside the ancient Roman villas found in Pompeii, you can admire extraordinary mosaics such as the one from Cicero’s villa or perhaps the mosaic from Plato’s academy from the Villa of Titus Simius Stephanus.

By choosing the archaeological site or better to say the excavations of Pompeii, you can then embark on a truly exciting journey by making a real journey back in time, discovering the urban structure of the inhabited centers at the time of the ancient Romans passing through houses of people, poor shops of various artisans and above all the magnificent villas of the powerful Roman politicians and merchants who had inside them not only rooms adorned with large and extraordinary mosaics, but also presented small private spas where they spent moments of relaxation.

The excavations of Pompeii offer a sort of snapshot of what life was like in the temple, unfortunately torn with the violence of the lava that surprised many people who were about to carry out the classic daily operations.

In Campania, however, there are not only the archaeological excavations of Pompeii, but also those of Herculaneum. Very suggestive and above all capable in turn of giving an exact idea of ​​what was urban planning over time, inspired by the so-called model proposed by Hippodamo da Mileto, an urban architect of ancient Greece, for many scholars the first architect in history to theorize of regular planimetric schemes.

Also in Herculaneum there are magnificent villas of important personalities of the time, but also houses of people of the people. In almost all the structures, in addition to the mosaics, you can appreciate the frescoes that featured the classic Pompeian red as the pre-eminent shade, as well as a certain use of the tuff columns. Among the most famous villas, there is undoubtedly the villa of the papyrus, but also many public buildings such as the Noniana basilica and the Forum area where all the political institutions of the town were present. In short, with the excavations of Herculaneum and Pompeii, you can live a unique cultural and historical experience.