Pompei – Ercolano
From the sea to Pompeii for a dip in history
The sailing holiday for many may be a novelty and a completely new experience, fascinating and certainly full of emotions to be remembered for a long time.
The Campania Region offers a lot for those who want to discover it, to the beauties of the sea we can also combine historical and archaeological ones.
For those who love spending their holidays on the beach but also want to discover the places of the territory, Campania is the centre of the world for the curious tourists who want to visit incredible places like Pompeii with all its magnificent history.
The archaeological area of Pompeii
Remained buried for about 17 centuries, Pompeii was slowly brought to light from the 18th century, when the first discoveries were made.
After several interruptions, a decisive impulse to the excavations in these areas occurred in the first half of 1900 and saw the protagonist the archaeologist Amedeo Maiuri.
This area promises a unique experience, a complete picture of the roots of the culture of Naples and the Roman period, easily reachable in no time you can leave the boat to spend a day exploring this incredible city, to have a perfect picture of what was in the past.
The evocative places of Pompeii
In Pompeii you will be conquered by imposing buildings, you will feel the echo of the bargaining and political debates that took place in the buildings that bordered the Forum, the imagination will run to the ablutions that you underwent in the baths and rebuild the ancient splendour of the theatres who once performed comedies and musical performances.
Do not miss a visit to the Villa of the Mysteries, one of the most representative buildings of the archaeological area with its beautiful frescoes depicting Dionysian rites.
Ercolano another center of ancient Rome
A holiday with multiple experiences, from the sea lived by boat to the beauties of the most important excavations of ancient Rome, a completion for great emotions and images that will remain forever.
Another cultural stage to be alternated with the sea activities in the sailboat, is Ercolano, this archaeological area in some ways is somewhat overshadowed by Pompeii, even if historically and structurally it is no less important.
From the moorings where the sailboat stops, it is also possible to reach Ercolano very easily, also using public transport such as the circumvesuviana or the buses that frequently connect the excavations.
The beauties of Ercolano
In Ercolano, remains of wood and furnishings almost intact, preserved by the immense mudflows that have long covered them, allow us to reconstruct the ancient customs of domestic life and offer valuable evidence of the culture and art of the time. Like the Villa dei Papiri, a sumptuous Roman villa, whose excavation was started in the mid-eighteenth century by order of Charles III of Bourbon.
The villa, of which the excavation was recently resumed, has kept over the centuries a treasure consisting of more than 90 sculptures and a good 1800 papyri, which collect Greek and Latin texts mostly from Epicurean philosophy and which constitute one of the book collections larger ones received from antiquity to the present day.
A sailboat and two historic places of great importance
It is not the usual holiday, but a set of unique emotions and experiences, the sailboat to savour and discover the beauties of the sea of this region, the archaeological excavations of Pompeii and Herculaneum to discover the splendour and the beautiful structures of the Roman era.