Pompeii was the first Italian archaeological site to reopen to the public after the coronavirus shutdown. The first visitors after the three-month closure were welcomed on 26 May, with initial access only through the Amphitheatre entrance for small groups following strict one-way itineraries. Since 9 June the rules have relaxed somewhat, with the p...

Those of you who have been lucky enough to be to Pompeii know the place is magic. Because of the peculiar — and tragic — causes of its destruction, the Roman hub remained protected from time and further construction for over 1000 years. That’s why Pompeii is so essential, historically and archaeologically, for all classicists: this is where we lear...

Some good news for Spokane’s Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. Executive Director Wes Jessup says the museum will be allowed to extend the run of an important exhibit about Mt. Vesuvius. That has been closed since March because of the coronavirus. "The Pompeii exhibition comes from Naples, Italy and we organized it to be here during the 40th an...

Italian archaeological site Pompeii is set to reopen after months of COVID-19 lockdown – and it will now include previously closed-off areas never seen by the public. The ancient Roman city was destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago. Its ruins remained buried under tonnes of ash until they were excavated from th...

They were expert engineers, way ahead of the curve on underfloor heating, aqueducts and the use of concrete as a building material. Now it turns out that the Romans were also masters at recycling their rubbish. Researchers at Pompeii, the city buried under a thick carpet of volcanic ash when Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, have found that huge mounds of...

Pompeii and Herculaneum are the richest testimonies of antiquity in Italy and visiting them is an unforgettable experience to try at least once. The two cities, "guarded" by time, have come to our day after more than two thousand years and are rich in treasures, even hidden, of priceless value that you will not find anywhere else in the world. But...

The House of Lovers, one of the most famous buildings in Pompeii, is to reopen after 40 years, according to an announcement by Italy's culture minister Dario Franceschini. The domus, which came to light in 1933 and suffered extensive damage in the Irpinia earthquake of 1980, has undergone an extensive programme of restoration works. Described as a...

La Top 30 dei musei e dei parchi archeologici statali del 2019 regala conferme e novità, con il podio stabilmente occupato dal Colosseo, con oltre 7,5 milioni di visitatori, in leggero calo rispetto al 2018, le Gallerie degli Uffizi, con quasi 4,4 milioni di ingressi, e Pompei, con circa 4 milioni di presenze, entrambi i siti in ascesa di circa 200...

For three days in August of 79, death rained down on the Roman towns surrounding Mount Vesuvius, as the volcano’s epic eruption laid waste to everything in its path.  Buried a few days after Pompeii, the small but wealthy village of Herculaneum, on the north side of the volcano, had more time to panic and evacuate than its more famous neighboring c...

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 scheduled to open to the public in February. It is considered one of the most beautiful houses on Via dell’Abbondanza, and takes its name from the fine frescoes that adorn its walls depicting gard...