Excavations of Pompeii - The basilica of Pompeii - useful info

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The city of Pompeii has ancient origins as those of Rome, in fact, the gens Pompeia descended from an early Italic peoples, Oscans. In the autumn of 79 A. D. Pompeii was the victim of a huge eruption of Vesuvius. The city was flooded by a rain of ash and lava (lava and not, as often stated) that, unless an interval of several hours, he fell to form a continuous layer of at least ten meters. At the time of the eruption of 79 many buildings were still being rebuilt because of earthquake 62.La date of this eruption is known to us by a letter of Pliny the Younger, and should correspond to the 24th of August. However, not all scholars agree. Were found in the ash solidified bodies corresponding to the gaps, these gaps are filled with casting plaster (or other), provide us with accurate casts of the victims of the eruption.

In 1997, UNESCO declared World Heritage Pompeii. The Committee has decided to enter the area on the basis of cultural criteria whereas the extraordinary finds from the city of Pompeii, Herculaneum and nearby cities buried by Vesuvius in 79, they constitute a complete and living testimony of the society and life daily in a moment of the past, and do not find its equivalent anywhere in the world.

Excavations of Pompeii

Opening Times
November - March, every day from 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admission 3.30 p.m.)
April - October, every day from 8.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. (last admission 6 p.m.)
1 January,1 May, 25 December

Main Routes
By train:
entrance at Porta Marina or Piazza Esedra
Circumvesuviana Napoli-Sorrento (stop Pompei Scavi - Villa dei Misteri)
entrance at Piazza Anfiteatro
Circumvesuviana Napoli-Poggiomarino (stop Pompei Santuario)
FS Napoli - Salerno (stop Pompei)
 By bus:
entrance from Porta Marinaor Piazza Esedra
SITA: from Napoli or from Salerno: stop Pompei ( piazza Esedra).
CSTP n.4 from Salerno
CSTP n.50 from Salerno (by motorway)
By car:
Motorway A3 Napoli-Salerno (exit Pompei ovest )
Motorway A3 Salerno - Napoli (exit Pompei est )
Single ticket - valid for 1 day
Full price: € 11.00
Half price: € 5.50 (*)
Access to 5 sites: Herculaneum, Pompeii, Oplontis, Stabiae, Boscoreale) - valid for 3 days
Full price: € 20.00
Half price : € 10.00 (*)
Free of charge: for EU citizens under 18 or over 65 years old.
(*) Reductions: for EU citizens aged 18-24 and EU permanent school teachers.
Reductions and free tickets can be issued only by showing a valid document (passport, identity card, driving license).

The Basilica of Pompeii

The Basilica of Pompeii

Timetable of the Celebrations of the Basilica of Pompeii
Opening: festive days hours 5.45; week days hours 6.15.
Closing: from the Monday to the Friday, hours 14,00 to the 15.00.

SS. Celebrations festive days: hours 6,00 - 7,00 - 8,00 - 9,00 - 10,00- 11,00 - 13,00 -16,00- 17,00 - 19,00 - 20,00

 Gracco Museum

Gracco Museum

Museum of Contemporary Art and Photography

The Gracco Museum, located inside the archaeological site of Pompeii, a few meters from the Villa of the Mysteries and right next to our hotel, one of the finest examples of Roman wall painting, was established to document the importance of the 'ancient Pompeian painting in modern art has been, since its discovery, during the neoclassical period, and in contemporary art, fascinating artists such as Picasso, Renoir, and De Chirico, to this day. Dedicated sections house the collection of paintings and graphics of Maestro Gracchus and regular solo and group exhibitions of young artists also

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