U must see santa carlo opera...
U must see santa carlo opera and a gallery just opp to s carlo, the best ex of roman architecture we met a shopkeeper there. Our friend asked her price of toy in hindi and he instantly replied in hindi that u can take it free...the person Shaah Alam from bangladesh who treated us like his younger bros in a new city...we can never forget him.
I’ve made a separate page about Pompeii, so this is just a brief outline of why you might want to go there.
Perhaps the first thing that struck me about Pompeii was its size. We’d already been to Herculaneum, and I knew Pompeii was bigger, but hadn’t realised quite how big it is. The ruins cover an area the size of a largish modern village, and to see everything properly would demand a full day, which we didn’t have. Rather than rush around madly, therefore, it’s best to choose some buildings that appeal and see those properly.
As Pompeii was a larger and more substantial city than Herculaneum, it has more in the way of grand buildings such as temples, and these make a good place to start your explorations as they’re near the entrance and also command great views of Vesuvius beyond, making it easy to imagine your way back into history and the dreadful day in AD79 when the city was engulfed by pumice and ash. We were also fascinated, as I think every visitor must be, by the plaster casts of people trapped as they tried to flee. In addition there are grand villas and humble shops, extensive bath-house complexes, theatres and small restaurants – everything that the population would have needed for a comfortable existence in this busy town. A day spent here is a wonderful way to absorb yourself in a past lifestyle that at times seems so very like the present.
See my Transportation tips about the Circumvesuviana train to Pompeii, and my separate page for lots of details about the various sights.
A must in Naples
We visited Naples in November, 2005. Went by the Cafe Gamberus after the opera. What a wonderful cap to a great evening. Had a cocktail, and just people watched, and later on had a coffee and desert. This is a must on your trip to Bella Napoli. Coffee and desserts.
Museo Archeologico Nazionale - the building
This building houses one of the world's most important archaeological museums. It started life in the late 1500's as the home of the royal cavalry and was rebuilt in the early 17th century as the seat of Naples university. In 1777, when Ferdinand IV transferred the university to the former monastery of Gesu Vecchio, the building was again adapted to house the Real Museo Borbonico and library. In 1860 it became public property when Italy was unified and was renamed "National Museum". The 1980 earthquake caused much damage to the collections.
The museum contains the Farnese collection of sculpture as well as finds from Pompei, Herculaneum and Stabiae.
Open: 9am-8pm Wed-Mon. Closed Tuesday's.
We personally did not pay to see go in to the museum because of time, but I read that this museum offers a wonderful collection of Pompeii and Herculaneum art. We enjoyed admiring the museum from the outside and it's architecture.