Pompei

An exclusive resort town previous to the eruption of Vesuvius, the preservation of ancient Pompeii is a wonder to behold. All that is left are visions of lives cut short by the cruelty of nature. Historians suggest that warnings of the eruption were evident just before lava and pumice cut through Pompeii’s streets, but the ruins hold few answers.

The eruption of Vesuvius and the resulting destruction of Pompeii Italy has enraptured visitors for years. The remains of this vivid and effusive city show a place of wealth and splendor. It is believed that a portion of the bodies buried here were citizens caught in nature’s fury while collecting their fortunes before leaving. Elegant villas buried for centuries feature rich courtyards, damaged paintings and other demonstrations of past glories. Much of the artwork carved from the cinders of ancient Pompeii is vaguely pornographic – most famously the paintings found in the town’s ancient bathhouse. The House of Mysteries, too, includes a wealth of erotic imagery, the walls decorated with life-size paintings of a young woman being inducted into a Bacchanalian cult, a sect whose popularity was peaking at the time.

The House of the Faun is a cavernous wonder and includes a replica of its bronze namesake in its cistern. The original is sequestered in the Naples Museum, as is the celebrated mosaic of Alexander the Great from the same house.

The eruption of Vesuvius was clearly a harrowing ordeal – since the dawn of time great cities have crumbled to the ground in torrents of death and destruction. But the gruesome legacy of Pompeii Italy is written plain by the overwhelming length of time in which its walls remained buried in gray ruin. The lands surrounding Rome at the time were no strangers to bloodshed and carnage, but excluding a cursory dig into the city just afterwards, ancient Pompeii laid twisted and forgotten for centuries, as if the site was too painful to even attempt to comprehend.

To visit Pompei you have mainly 5 ways:

1)  Using public transport (Trains to Pompei  that run every days) and discovering the town by yourself. We will tell you what visit and We will give you all the schedule of the trins at the check in.

2) Reserve a Private Driver with car that will accompany you directly at the entrance of the ruins in Pompei, wait for you outside the ruins and give you some suggestion of what to visit. He will be at your disposal also if you wish to visit the Mount Vesuvius & Herculaneum. For the cost please send us an e-mail info@hotelantichemura.com

3) Hire a private and professional english speaking guide that will accompany you in Pompei using public transport (train). He will explain you all the history of the place. The cost for the half day in Pompei  is approx  100 euro. Please send us an e-mail for more information and reservations

4) Book one of the groups tour written on our wbsite

5) By your own Car