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...

Magnificent thermal baths designed to be the jewel of Pompeii but destroyed by a volcanic eruption before they could be completed opened to visitors for the first time on Monday after a painstaking excavation. Marble pillars and blocks lie where they were abandoned when the city was submerged by pyroclastic flow from Mount Vesuvius in the 79 AD dis...

With the help of three Italian workmen, Aphrodite made a grand entrance at The Leonardo Museum of Creativity and Innovation on Monday — and she didn’t move an inch. A 1,200-pound, 2,000-year-old statue of the Greek goddess — excavated nearly a century ago from the ruins of the volcano-stricken Italian town of Pompeii — was ceremonially uncrated Mo...

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...