The ancient Pompeii is a magical place. It’s worth seeing at least once in your life. It was buried in lava from the Vesuvius volcano in AD 79, so it’s an exciting experience to visit the city and full of vibes. Pompeii was at the top of its vitality and magnificence, when the ash started to rain down covering the whole city within few minutes in about 20 feet of volcanic material.
When you get Paestum, you suddenly be amazed by the very well-preserved city walls of almost 5 Km that still surround the urban core and would have originally been 7 mt high. The site is famous for its three temples that are still very well preserved and monumental. The ancient Poseidonia was a city founded in the VII century. B.C. from Greeks.
The city of Herculaneum rise on a volcanic quay at the edge of a cliff by the sea. The view is amazing. No one could describe it fair enough with bare words. It wasn’t spared by the eruption of Vesuvius in the year 79 AD. It had been buried under 75 feet of ashes, as near Pompeii, untill the excavations by Borbons that brought it back into the world.
The site of Oplontis is famous most of all for the monumental villa of Poppea, Nero’s wife and it is part of the Vesuvian Archaeological Area. Like Ercolano and Pompei, this site was preserved thanks to the volcanic eruption of Vesuvius that happened in the golden age of these cities…
The archaeological park of Baia stands out not only for the important remains of Roman civilization, but also for the beauty of the environment and landscape. You can see the Baths in a unique landscape, and with a view of the Golfo di Bacoli, where you can found a sort of “Roman Atlantis” that is a part of the ancient city of Baia, which was submerged by the sea.
Ancient city of Elea Velia was a wealthy trading center known for its thermal baths benefits, a wise law system and especially for the philosophical school founded by Parmenides who was followed by his pupil Zenone later on. The city was founded by a group of exiles from Grece around the 540 BC close to the spring of river Hyele from which it takes its name.
The ancient Greek city of Cumae is the oldest colony throughout the West. It was settled after the occupation of Ischia island. Closely linked to the myth of the Sibilla Cumana, it was a rich and prestigious center in the ancient world: Greek culture spread throughout the Italian peninsula from here carrying calciter alphabet which therefore was taken in by Etruscans and Latins.
Stabiae survived the eruption in 79 A.D. that destroyed the near cities like Pompeii and Herculaneum. It was involved in the eruption but it was also exceptionally rebuilt in order to preserve its important port and trade center. Here you can see splendid villae with fine frescos and precious mosaics
Nuceria Alfaterna is an ancient city with a thousand-year history. Considered one of the largest cities of ancient Campania, it was the capital of the Lega nucerina which included the cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Stabiae and Sorrento and saw its Etruscan, Samnites and Romans pass by. Today the ancient city is located in the territory of the current municipalities of Nocera Superiore and Nocera Inferiore.