A large seaport and one of the mostpopulated Italian cities, Naples is famous views of the active volcano Mount Vesuvius and the magnificent panorama of the city bay. People come here to sip exotic southern Mediterranean, taste the real pizza in her homeland and visit the suburbs of Naples, where many ancient attractions.
Last Day of Pompeii
The city was buried under a layer of volcanicash in 79 AD. Vesuvius destroyed it without a trace, and Pompeii is today called an open air museum. Temples and basilica, a forum, baths, theaters and homes - archaeologists have restored dozens of unique objects hidden under a layer of lava and ash.
Ancient temple dedicated to Apollo in Pompeii. Its construction began in the VI century BC and to this day perfectly preserved fragments of the colonnade and a bronze sculpture of Apollo.
Particularly impressive on the travelerVillas Pompeians. They are decorated with mosaics and frescoes depicting scenes from Greek mythology, and the preserved utensils demonstrates a high level of development of the economy of the townspeople.
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The list of World Cultural HeritageIt listed along with Pompeii and other ancient suburb of Naples. Herculaneum died as a result of the same eruption of Vesuvius. The ancient city, according to legend, was built by Hercules, has long been under the influence of the ancient Greeks, was then captured by the Samnites. The Romans took control of Herculaneum in the I century BC, and a hundred years later the city was buried under a layer of ash.
One of the most unique discoveries during excavationsHerculaneum was the Villa of the Papyri. Private library contains more than 1,800 scrolls, written in ancient times. Scientists believe that some of them may turn out to be the work of Aristotle, Sophocles and Euripides.
North Naples suburb town of Casertaespecially famous. Here is the royal palace, which is in the XVIII century was the largest building in the Old World. More than 1,200 rooms of the palace today stagger the imagination of visitors and serve as a stage for the famous movie directors, not only Italian, but also masters of Hollywood.
The luxurious palace was erected almost 30 years. For a sample was taken in Paris Versailles and Madrid, El Escorial and the magnificent park is still one of the most spectacular in Italy. In 1997 UNESCO enters the royal palace in the suburbs of Naples, in the list of World Heritage of Humanity.