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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Recipes From Campania

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A specialty of Campania, this flavor-infused meat sauce is traditionally served with cavatelli, a pasta with a name deriving from “cavato” (carved out).

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Moist brioche cake soaked in sweet rum syrup, rum babá is a favorite Neapolitan dessert. It’s so beloved that there’s even a Neapolitan expression: Sì nu babbà.
 

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Taralli sugna e pepe are a classic Neapolitan snack food, for sale by street vendors and bakeries, and perfect with a glass of chilled dry white wine.

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The Danubio napoletano is often served as a part of a pre-dinner aperitivo or as a snack for children.

What others are saying about Campania

I am attempting to translate my greatgrandfather's 1873 Birth Certificate. The two highlighted words in the image below are confusing me. My translation is:

@ndaly asks:

Hello all,

I am wondering if anyone can give any guidance on if there are licensed architects or drafts-persons who can work virtually with owners on drawing plans for home renovation in Italy (Naples) 

Any insight to this process would be so helpful. 

ND

 

@ralph_1 asks:

What is the fax machine number for torre del Greco commune?

 

I want to get a birth certificate for dual citizenship by blood. 

 

I keep faxing to this number but it fails. 

 

+39 0818-491655