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Private Day Trip from Rome to Amalfi Coast and Ruins of Pompeii
"Your day trip will begin about 7:30am where your driver will pick you up directly from your hotel; you'll then head south towards the Campania region. Within 3 hours you'll reach the Pompeii ruins where you'll meet up with your licensed tour guide (if re you'll continue to either Sorrento Positano or Amalfi enjoying the fantastic panorama of the scenic landscape of these towns. Whichever village you choose you'll be stopping for lunch at a recommended restaurant where your driver will also give you some information and suggestions about what to do about the town.If you choose Amalfi the driver will give you time to walk around the city and admire the Mediterranean architecture. Relax in one of the cafés with some limoncello
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Private Tour: Day Trip Excursion to Herculaneum Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii
"Depart from your hotel or cruise ship to take a tour to the ancient town of Pompeii and Herculaneum.  By choosing the option without the presence of a licensed guide You will have your first stop at the Pompeii or Herculaneum ruins entrance. You will buy the ticket and will get inside the ruins and will enjoy them your own  after that you will be lead by the driver at the entrance of the second archaeological site (Pompeii or Herculaneum) and will be staying there a couple of hours to visit it later on you will continue your excursion heading to the top of Mount Vesuvius and after having bought
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Full-Day Round Trip of Pompei from Rome
"A professional driver will guide your clients during an amazing daily round trip tour of Pompeii and its vast archaeological site in southern Italy’s Campania region. The city is mainly famous for the ruins of the ancient city of Pompeii located in the zone of Pompei Scavi. The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompei dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary has become a site for Catholic pilgrimages in recent years. Once a thriving and sophisticated Roman city Pompeii was buried in meters of ash and pumice after the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 C.E. Unlike Rome where ancient monuments have suffered millennia of weathering re-use and pillaging
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Things to Look For: The 4 Styles of Wall Paintings

The people of Pompeii decorated the interior walls of their homes with colorful frescos much like we do with paint, wallpaper and artwork, In the late 19th century, German archeologist August Mau identified four distinct styles of wall painting that help identify the time periods in which they were created. From earliest to latest, they are:

First style/Incrustation: Comprised of panels of brilliant color dividing walls into sections, and finishes simulating marble or wood

Second Style/Architectural: Primarily what we call trompe l'oeil; flat images that, with the clever use of perspective, trick the eye into thinking it's seeing a dimensional object. This helped visually extend a windowless room and make it feel less closed in. Walls painted in this style were normally divided, horizontally, into thirds with the center strip being the largest. The images could be landcapes, still lifes, mythological scenes or architectural elements.

Third Style/Ornamental: Characterized by mirrored symmetry and detailed objects, figures and scenes painted to decorate, versus disguise, the wall. Some of these images were painted with frames for a gallery effect.

Fourth Style/illusionist: Sort of a busy combination of all of the above, a wall could be divided into multiple sections with "framed" paintings in some and fanciful, dimensional scenes in others.

Some of the frescos have been removed to the museum in Naples for preservation, and many of the houses with the best paintings were closed to the public when we were there but you should still find a fair number, in situ, of all 4 of the styles.

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goodfish
Nov 21, 2011

Wall Paintings

Throughout the city, you can see many well preserved frescoes and wall paintings. These decorative forms of art usually depict allegorigal scenes or elements from mythology. The colors are in some places, still quite vibrant. Its therefore easy to imagine the way it was prior to that fatefull day in 79 AD. In parts of the city, the wall paintings are protected by a plexiglass covering. This assumedly, is to protect them from the elements.

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roamer61
May 08, 2009

Frescos

The Roman civilisation had not supplied a lot of paintings more fragile than the statues. The archeologists discovered in Pompei a lot of paintings and frescos with an inimitable red color.
We ignore if this red is the original one or if it is the result of the time or of the heat of the lava.
The most famous paintings are visible in the Naples Museum (when the room is open)

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GUYON
Aug 27, 2005

Frescos

The basic color is aways red and the picture is tiny and in the centre. It's especially interesting how all those creatures remind us of Christian Angels...

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Beograd
Dec 15, 2004
 
 
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Richly decorated homes

Many of the homes belonging to the rich people were decorated with lovely paintings on the walls in rich colours and thankfully this was preserved for generations to come to be able to see and appreciate how they lived so many years ago.
Not much different from us though as we also decorate our homes.

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mvtouring
Jul 28, 2004

The Freaks of Pompeii!!!

We learned a great deal from reading the remaining frescos of Pompeii. Obviously, we can see what their lives resembled back then, because many, many of their activities are recorded plainly for us to see today. Apparently, Pompeii citizens were freaks! The liked to record all sexual positions and acts plainly. I guess they really did not like to have the birds and bees discussion with their kids, so they just put up art to teach them. Thats my theory anyway.

For the degenerates among you, there is a book in the gift shop of all the various ways Pompeii people liked to get it on. Or, maybe is it, that your parents didn't have that discussion with you either?

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Jmill42
Mar 12, 2004

Art on the walls

These beautiful wall art can be found everywhere on the walls of houses in Pompei. They probably depict life in ancient Pompei, which can teach more about this city. They are very well preserved despite the volcanic eruption devastation.

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meteorologist1
Aug 31, 2003

Frescoes on Ceilings

Admire Pompeii's incrdible frescoes. You'll find them everywhere and they look as if they were painted not long ago.

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Oct 11, 2005
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"The wonderful Roman town of Pompei"
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"The Dead City"
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"Striding across Pompei"
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Frescos

Look at this little felow... It's an angel!

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Beograd
Dec 15, 2004

Frescos

It's almost unbeliveable how old these frescoes are and yet how good preserved they are.

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Beograd
Dec 15, 2004

Fresco

The frescos of Pompei are beautifully preserved. Manyt of the walls are covered in the interesting paintings from floor to ceiling

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kazander
Jun 07, 2004

Beautiful wall art

Some of the houses in the Ruins of Pompei contain beautiful, well-preserved wall art. These artworks depict life in Pompei and some show the common interests these people had.

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Aug 06, 2003

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Human Remains

beside the various artifacts unearthed around Pompeii that are displayed at the restored Forum Granary, you would also see the plastered remains of the humans and animals that perished in the famous...
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Grand Theater

I was somewhat disappointed with the visit of the great theatre: All Pompeii references mention the good condition of the remains found during the site's recuperation. Having seen many Roman and Greek...
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Villa dei Misteri

part two of my Pompeii Forum tips along Via Dei Misteri. Roman Forums where the center of any roman town or city and is where many of the political, judicial and religious establishments are in any...
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Casa degli Amorini Dorati

The Casa degli Amorini Dorati (house of the golden cupids) owes the name to the golden cupids that adorned the rooms (Now in the Museum of Naples). The house was owned by gens Pompea allied with...
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Casa Del Poeta Tragico

The House of the Tragic Poet shows a typical layout of a Pompeiian house. The house is famous for its elaborate mosaics and frescos depicting scenes from mythology. There are fresco's of Zeus and Hera...
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Casa del Fauno

The largest house in Pompeii in the history, and derives its name from the statue of a Faun, the watershed provides Tuscan atrium The House of the Faun covers an area of 3,000 square meters, and is...
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