The pagan world and the Christian world coexist in the beautiful city of Pompeii, known all over the world for the ruines that brought to light the ancient city buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD and destination for many pilgrims visiting the famous Sanctuary dedicated to the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary of Pompeii, tangible testimony of devotion to the Mother of Jesus Christ.
The archaeological dig allows tourists to take a real leap in time and immerse themselves into the daily routine of 2,000 years ago at the age of The Romans. Particularly touching is the view of the plaster casts, a “snapshot” of the agony to which the ancient Pompeians were subjected by the hot gases coming from Vesuvius.
Naples, the Capital of the Region of Campania, needs no introduction. “See Naples and then die,” wrote the German poet Johan Wolfgang von Goethe, when after a long stay in the Neapolitan city he returned to Germany. Monuments, history, warmth, hospitality, beauty, mild climate all year round: Naples, a breathtaking city.
The city dominates the homonymous gulf, which extends from the Sorrento peninsula to the volcanic area of the Campi Flegrei and offers a suggestive panorama, with the imposing Vesuvius volcano and the distant view of the 3 jewels of the sea: the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida.
Let yourself be fascinated by the joy of the inhabitants, by the colors of the oldest and most folkloristic alleys, by the scents and history that you breathe in every corner of the city.
Taste a hot “sfogliatella” in Piazza Garibaldi, take a trip to the so-called underground Naples, stroll through the streets of the city to discover the ancient monumental churches, visit San Gregorio Armeno, the street of the cribs. You cannot miss the Chapel of San Severo, where you can admire the splendid sculpture of the “veiled Christ”.
The Maschio Angioino, the Royal Palace, the San Carlo theater, the Umberto I Gallery, the cloister of Santa Chiara, the Royal Palace of Capodimonte, the Basilica of San Lorenzo Maggiore, the Church of the Gesù Nuovo, all this and very much more still.