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My name is Veronica, I'm a licensed tour guide of one of the most fascinating Regions of Italy. Campania. My job offers me the great and unique opportunity to share my love and passion to the italian heritage with everyone that is interested. I provide private tours, tailor made experience and unique excursions. The sights that I visite with my clients are the archeological sites of Pompeii Herculaneum and Oplontis, the incredible town of Naples with her milleniar history, the famouse AmalfiCoast and the shining Island of Capri. My real passion are the hidden treasures of my land, so if you are a looking for a "explore and live like a local" experience, I'm the right guide for you

martedì 31 marzo 2020

Frequent asked questions

Another question always asked by every visitor is:How can it be possible that the people forgot Pompeii and that nobody founded before?


The eruption of 79 ad irrevocable altered the geography of the area. The Sarno river now runs further to the south and cannot be seen from Pompeii walls, the coastline too, is now approximately 1km further from the town than it was in ancient times and then the volcanic material that filled up the cities and preserved it for us. Eventually the fertile earth covering Pompeii wuld be farmed and vineyards would climb the slopes of the Vesuvius.

The existence of the ancient towns was largely forgotten except by local people who often made discoveries of ancient artifacts when digging wells. During the renaissance when allusion to the buried cites were found in ancient literature, above all in the letters of Pliny that describe the eruption, the interest for these towns wans renewed.
The official version:
1709 hearing of the discoveries of colored pieces of marble in Resina the Austrian Prince d’Elbeuf purchase the property of the discovery because he wanted to acquire marbles to decorate a villa he was building.
He excavated the spot and believed he had found an old temple; in fact, he had been sunk in the theater of Herculaneum. Over the next few years, the theater was plundered of its marble and its bronze statue.
In 1735 Charles, son of Philip V of Spain, wrested southern Italy from Austrian control and established an autonomous monarchy there. He made Naples capital.
He sought to gain status and regard for his fledgling kingdom by encouraging cultural and artistic passion. Opera art archeology where is real passion and stole his complete attention.
dettaglio colonna Julia Felix

What the most people think….
Although the formal rediscover is dated in the 18th century, there is evidence to suggest that the location of these places had not been completely forgotten. Ancient writers continued alluding to the eruption for centuries after it occurred and antique maps give the location of Pompeii and Herculaneum (not always correct); B.E the Peutinger Table that is a medieval copy of a Roman road map dating to the 4th century BC)
We are sure that treasure hunters where plundering the towns. Late and antique lamps dating from the 6th to the 16th centuries where found in the suburban bath, in the Praedia Julia Felix and the house of Fabius Rufus. Starting from the 16th centuries there are reports of local people discovering inscriptions coins wall painting and column on their property.
Detail of San Marco Villa 
Let’s say that the formal beginning in 1738 was in reality the culmination and officialization of these activities rather than a new beginning.

And now

We have the great opportunity of continuing a discovery, absorbing an example of daily life of thousand of years ago, learning and admiring great and timeless art.

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