THE RUINS OF POMPEII: WHERE THE DISCOVERY STARTS!
My adventure starts from here, from this legendary place: Pompeii. If you were born in the Vesuvian countries, you are lucky enough to immediately get to know one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. I have been particularly lucky: school trips, family Sundays, I can say I have been there dozens of times in a few years. Yet the beauty of this place never stops to amaze me: stories of past life crystallized for millennia and which have come down to us with their memory.
The unexpected eruption of 79 AD he abruptly interrupted life and sealed the several towns together with their inhabitants for centuries to come. The plaster casts, created thanks to the idea of the archaeologist Giuseppe Fiorelli in 1863, tell us about real lives. Here the story is not on the pages of the books, but on the bodies of those who have not survived. This treasure chest was unexplored until 1748, the year of the casual discovery of ancient Pompeii. Since then the remains of Pompeii represents a fundamental stop of the Grand Tour, an early symptom of a true European culture, which has brought illustrious scholars, writers and artists from all over the world to experience the charm and power of the ruins. This tradition has come down to us.
In Pompeii the experience is exciting: walking through the alleys of a city, between the shops and the Domus that open their doors wide.
But what is even more striking is the possibility of knowing not only the main cities buried by the tremendous eruption, but also what remains of an ancient territory. The whole area around Vesuvius was occupied both for residential use and for production purposes, as documented by the many Villae rusticae used for the enjoyment of the Vesuvian countryside and for wine production.
I invite you to go beyond the corner, to discover this area full of life shaped by time and Vesuvius: it is VesuviusMade!
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