Pompei (Campania)

Pompeii was an ancient Roman town-city near modern Naples, in the Campania region of Italy, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. Pompeii, along with Herculaneum and many villas in the surrounding area, was mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of volcanic ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Pompeii has been a tourist destination for over 250 years. Today it has UNESCO World Heritage Site status and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy, with approximately 2.5 million visitors every year. Pompeii has been a popular tourist destination for over 250 years; it was on the Grand Tour. By 2008, it was attracting almost 2.6 million visitors per year, making it one of the most popular tourist sites in Italy. It is part of a larger Vesuvius National Park and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997. To combat problems associated with tourism, the governing body for Pompeii, the Soprintendenza Archaeological di Pompei, have begun issuing new tickets that allow for tourists to also visit cities such as Herculaneum and Stabiae as well as the Villa Poppaea, to encourage visitors to see these sites and reduce pressure on Pompeii.

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Villa in Campania
85000
Country Home - To Restore in Altavilla Silentina
50000
Country Home - To Restore in Roccadaspide
70000
Country Home - To Restore in Altavilla Silentina
90000
Villa in Centola
0
Town - City Home in Bucciano
290000
Land/Plot to Build in Ispani
0
Villa in Piedimonte Matese
650000

Recipes From Campania

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This week Amy Gulick shares a recipe that takes inspiration from the classic 'vongole'(clam) dish from the Campagnia region. A hearty clam soup with beans that will make anyone's mouth water.
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Beat the heat with this refreshing summer sorbet recipe made with fresh limoncello
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A summer recipe that will blow your mind, hailing from typical Neapolitan street food.
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Classic Neapolitan pastry

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My Grandparents were both from Naples and proud of it ! Me and my Daughter are trying to find the correct way to say “ Like Mother , Like Daughter “ in the Neapolitan language   This is very important to us as is our heritage   I’m hoping someone is able to help us there.