Naples and Pompeii
Naples has one of the biggest historical city centers in the world, and its pride is the 448 historical and monumental churches, the highest number in the world for a single city.
She city has a bad reputation concerning the Mafia, trash crises and some parts of the city are impoverished, but if you look andBeyond this and exercise a bit of caution, you will find a vibrant city with plenty to see and do. The iconic sight of the gulf of Naples with Mount Vesuvius is arguably one of the most powerful symbolic images of Italy.
Pompeii was an ancient Roman town-city near modern Naples, and was mostly destroyed and buried under 13 to 20 feet of volcanic ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79.
When a group of explorers rediscovered the site in 1748, they were surprised to find that–underneath a thick layer of dust and debris–Pompeii was mostly intact. The buildings, artefacts and skeletons left behind in the buried city have taught us a great deal about everyday life in the ancient world.
Today, ongoing excavations of once booming Pompeii offer you the best look anywhere at ancient Roman life.
Accommodation in Naples and Pompeii
The Partenope Relais is located on the seafront of Naples, the most central and charming area of the city. In a few minutes of walking you can reach the Castel dell’Ovo, Plebiscito Square, the Royal Palace, the San Carlo Opera House, Umberto I Gallery and the most exclusive shopping streets (Via Calabritto, Piazza dei Martiri, […]