Visiting the excavations of Pompeii allows you to take a trip back in time and admire the city as it appeared to the ancient inhabitants just before the catastrophe.
- THE FORUM: Fulcrum of the commercial activities of the city, political, religious and cultural heart, the forum housed workshops of artisans, spas and political and administrative buildings. Overlooking the square we find three temples: the Temple of Apollo, the Temple of Venus and the Temple of Jupiter.
- THE AMPHITHEATER: It dates back to 80 BC It had a capacity of 20,000 spectators and was the place where you could watch the battles between gladiators.
- FAUNO’S HOUSE: is one of the oldest and most majestic houses in the city. The house is so called due to the presence of a small bronze statuette representing Faun. Most likely the domus belonged to a noble Roman family who had luxurious rooms built.
- THE LARGE THEATER AND THE SMALL THEATER: These are two Pompeian theaters dating back to a period between the 2nd and 1st centuries BC. and which could accommodate approximately 5000 and 1300 spectators respectively. The theaters were located in the district of the city dedicated to leisure and entertainment.
- GARDEN OF FUGITIVES: Originally this was an ancient city district that housed a vineyard and which took the name of ‘Orto dei Fuggiaschi’ only after its discovery. You can see the plaster casts of some Pompeian men and women as they tried to save themselves from the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 BC.
- VILLA OF THE MYSTERIES: Built in the 2nd century BC in a panoramic position a few steps from the sea. On three long walls there was an extraordinary pictorial cycle depicting a mystery rite, hence the name ” Villa of the Mysteries ”.