As I saw the images—the first time in 2,000 years that anyone had laid eyes on them—I felt a great surge of emotion, especially because they remain only yours for a few moments before they are consigned to the admiration of the whole world. We had just uncovered stunning frescos inspired by the Trojan War painted on the splendid black walls of a ba...

The cities buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D., Pompeiii, Herculaneum, Boscoreale, Stabiae and Oplontis, constitute a tragic account of the volcano’s devastating impact on the ancient cities of the Vesuvian region. The volcano erupted in an impetuous manner, generating a column of ash, gas and debris that rose for miles above the crater....

Archaeologists in Pompeii have unearthed an ancient building site that sheds light on construction techniques used by the Romans to make iconic structures such as the Colosseum and the Pantheon, Italy’s culture ministry said on Monday. The site was probably active until the volcanic Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, destroying Pompeii in southern It...

This new landmark three-part series follows the most extensive archaeological excavation in Pompeii for a generation. Nearly two years in the making, with exclusive access to the dig and the all-Italian team of archaeologists, the series follows the excavation of an entire city block, Insula 10, in the north of the city. Dive into the past with the...

Pompeii is shining a light on mysterious rites of ancient Rome thanks to terracotta-style solar roof tiles installed on one of its most famous villas. The traditional-looking tiles have solar photovoltaic cells inside, allowing the UNESCO World Heritage Site to preserve its aesthetics while generating clean energy to illuminate its frescoes. And th...

A banquet room replete with well preserved frescoes depicting characters inspired by the Trojan war has been unearthed among the ruins of Pompeii in what has been described as one of the most striking discoveries ever made at the southern Italy archaeological site. The 15-metre-long, six-metre-wide room was found in a former private residence in Vi...

Volcanic ash rained down, followed by a fiery flood of pyroclastic rock and toxic gas; the noonday was cast into darkness. Where only moments before a normal August afternoon had been underway, now lay mayhem and devastation. The opulent villas, commoners’ homes and shops, bakeries, artisan laboratories, food vendors’ stalls …all were buried under...

Some days we want to have lunch in Rome and dinner in Milan, for that we’re grateful for the three-hour Alta Velocità. But then there are other days we want to slow down, peel our eyes from our screens, and really just enjoy the ride. These three train lines call attention to bygone eras of travel, and they’re more about the journey than the destin...

Dear friends, as mentioned last month, there is great news in the world of We the Italians. After having screened many tour operators who had contacted us, we have established a partnership with Micromegas, which will help us to offer you experience tours in Italy, with several new features and special contents. The first tour we propose contains p...

Naples, a city rich in history, culture, and art, is home to some of Italy's most fascinating museums. These institutions house vast collections that span centuries, offering insights into both local Neapolitan culture and broader human history. Here's a look at some of the best museums in Naples, each contributing uniquely to the city's vibrant cu...