It was the morning of August 24, 79 AD when fire, pumice, gas and lava spewed from Vesuvius, from what, until then, it had been believed to be a peaceful mountain surrounded by vineyards. Pompeii was covered for a whole day, and the morning of 25 August a violent discharge of toxic gas and burning ash completely destroyed Pompeii.
The ash infiltrated everywhere, depositing to a depth of about six meters, adhering to the forms of the body and to the folds of the garments.
Engaging and dramatic at the same time is, in fact, the vision of the plaster casts that have occupied the spaces left empty by the bodies themselves, Are now on display in the archaeological Area. There are 44 hectors of excavated area, which make up an archaeological site that has no equal in the world.
A trip to the ancient Pompeii is not to be missed, the guided tour which lasts from two to four hours leads through several routes, around the area of the Forum, the Baths, the market Eumachia, the Basilica, the brothel, the Theatre Great, the Odeion and the portico, villas and Domus, the shops of the rich Roman patricians and skilled traders of Pompeii.
After the visit to Pompeii we will look at Vesuvius.