One of the most famous Ancient Roman cities, Pompeii has become synonymous with history, as well as tragedy. Buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, the town and many of its inhabitants were simultaneously destroyed and preserved in Volcanic debris. It remained frozen in time until it was discovered by archeologists during the 18th centu...

Why travel to Italy in the fall? The better question is: "Why not?" While the country's peak summer tourism season is over, insiders know that September through the fall is in fact the best time to travel to Italy. "Italy is gorgeous in September," says Fulvio De Bonis, the founder of Imago Artis Travel, a Rome-based company that sells luxury Italy...

Stepping into the ancient towns of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata (often referred to as Forgotten Cities) is like stepping back in time. Indeed, time seems to have frozen at these sites, which offer a rare glimpse into the lives of the ancient Romans. Eerily preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD the excavated towns offer a...

A vivid fresco depicting an armour-clad gladiator standing victorious as his wounded opponent stumbles gushing blood has been discovered in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, Italy’s culture ministry said Friday. The striking scene in gold, blue and red was uncovered in what experts think was a tavern frequented by gladiators, who fought each other...

When Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD79 it destroyed the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, their inhabitants and their prized possessions – among them a fine library of scrolls that were carbonised by the searing heat of ash and gas. But scientists say there may still be hope that the fragile documents can once more be read thanks to an innovative appr...

Few things could be as fascinating to the historically minded as Pompeii – a town buried by the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Much of what we know about Ancient Rome has come from the artifacts archeologists have discovered under the ash, revealing a host of insights into ancient Roman civilisation. Chief among these is the murals,...

When: Thu, October 10, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM CDT - Where:  American Italian Cultural Center, 537 S. Peters St., New Orleans, LA 70130 The excavations of Roman Pompeii, a bustling seaside town utterly destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD, have revealed no shortage of treasures. Golden jewelry, evocative wall paintings, delicate...

Pompeii never ceases to amaze. After the disgraceful collapses and neglect of recent years, the archeological site is breathing new life thanks to the ‘Great Pompeii Project,’ an ongoing restoration and excavation work funded by the European Union and Italy, which, since 2012, has allowed the reopening of 38 buildings. Here’s a day itinerary that w...

Archaeologists have discovered an incredible array of amulets, gems, and lucky charms in Pompeii. Researchers think that the mysterious trove belonged to a female sorcerer who could have been a victim of the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius more than 2,000 years ago. The experts found more than 100 miniature objects in a wooden crate that ha...

An Italian politician wants Italian Americans to help him raise the funds to build a new village of Poggioreale, which was virtually destroyed by an earthquake a half-century ago. It’s now a ghost town after most of its residents left for good. The local school was half-destroyed, and a calendar on one of its walls is from 1968, the year of the qua...