Pompeii

Culture
by Silvia Donati | Wed, 08/04/2021 - 12:05
Everybody knows Pompeii, and yes, if you’re in the southern Italian region of Campania, it would be hard not to go see it, but be aware that Campania has many…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 05/27/2021 - 03:58
Six fragments of frescoes dating from the first century AD that had been stolen from the archeological park of Pompeii have been returned to the site, the art…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 01/07/2021 - 09:34
It turns out fast food isn’t a modern invention. In the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, archeologists have discovered a well-preserved ‘thermopolium’, a…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Sun, 12/29/2019 - 23:06
A special new opening will welcome 2020 visitors to Pompeii: the Casa del Frutteto, or House of the Orchard. The small house, still under restoration, is…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Wed, 04/10/2019 - 00:00
Italian Carabinieri police detained a 20-year-old British tourist after she was caught removing the tiles of a mosaic at a house in Pompeii. The Carabinieri…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Wed, 12/19/2018 - 03:00
There’s a new set of rules for tourists visiting Pompeii. Enough with eating sandwiches while sitting on benches that are part of what once were inns; eating…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 05/29/2018 - 06:38
The remains of an adult, limping man have emerged in Pompeii in an area of new excavations, the so-called Regio V, at the corner between the Vicolo dei Balconi…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 08/18/2015 - 06:50
“Tangible and significant improvements”: thus UNESCO has described the state of affairs at Pompeii in a report early this year, recognizing the “considerable…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 05/28/2015 - 02:00
A major exhibition about the role of Pompeii as an inspiration for artists opened this week at the National Archeological Museum of Naples and, simultaneously…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 06/05/2014 - 02:00
Visitors to the California Science Center in Los Angeles can now get a glimpse of the lifestyle and tragic end of the ancient Roman society living in Pompeii…