Herculaneum (Ercolano) is an interesting and evocative city that stands out for its peculiarity. The Greeks, who dedicated it ... More
Herculaneum (Ercolano) is an interesting and evocative city that stands out for its peculiarity. The Greeks, who dedicated it to Hercules, founded it on the slopes of Vesuvius. The ancient city was destroyed by the famous 79 A.D. eruption: it was ruined by a terrible avalanche of mud which, winding its way through the streets of the city towards the sea, trapped the buildings inside it, conserving them practically intact. Herculaneum was the first of the towns destroyed by Vesuvius to be discovered. Excavations on the city began in the 18th Century and carried on not withstanding enormous difficulties. Today, only a fraction of the ancient center has been liberated from the bank of tufa which overcame it, and on which the current city is built. A must visit for history enthusiasts.
Open for more than ten years, Hostel of the Sun has long been a favourite with travellers in Naples. Thanks
to our great location, incredibly warm atmosphere, spacious and comfortable rooms and welcoming and friendly staff, Hostel of the ...
The oldest basilica of Naples, the chapel of Santa Restituta was erected in the 4th century and was initially dedicated
to the Saviour. The Stefania basilica was destroyed by a fire and was rebuilt by the bishop Stefano II. ...
The Orto Botanico was created by Giuseppe Bonaparte, the king of Naples and brother of Napoleon, during the brief French
domination at the start of the 19th century. The scientific park has reconstructions of various environmental habitats and greenhouses ...