The town of Pompeii is originally a native oscan settlement founded in the 7th century b.C., the 24th august of 79 b.C. the Vesuvius erupted; in that time Pompeii was rich and known as an important Roman city, last days of August had been preceded by earth tremors, at dawn on August 25th the light of the sun was unable to penetrate the thick veil of soot hanging over the never-ending eruption, while the condition of wind and sea continued to make escape impossible. The contorted corpses of some of them have been restored to us in plaster casts, bringing home the excruciating suffering of a death by suffocation from fumes.
During the years the city passed into total oblivion, such that even its name was forgotten. Even in the first years of excavations, which began in 1748, no one was quite sure whether the site was Stabiae or Pompeii, until, as Winckelmann recorded, an inscription came to light which proclaimed unequivocally the name of the Pompeiian colony.
Our limo drivers suggest...
Walking through Pompeii's roads, still marked by the age-old transit of the wagons, we have the impression to be transported back in time of 2,000 years, we recommend for the ruins, a guided tour, which is two hours long, anyway if you will have some doubts about the excursion, you can ask suggestion to our drivers. Extra-time may be spent to visit other areas not covered in the tour. It is believed that only a barely thousand survived, and those who did escaped because they fled, as fast as they could, as soon as the catastrophe began.
About the other attraction of Pompeii, the Sanctuary, we suggest to visit it even if you are not devote, for the beauty and the artistic elements of all the structure of the church.