Italy the pioneer of renaissance gave births to some of the most-visited and inspiring pieces of art and wonders of architecture. Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea this Shoe-shaped country of Southern Europe boasts an impeccable lineage to a cultural impression. The presence of the mighty Roman Empire can still be felt in its every corner,it seems like time literally stood still and the rich culture of the Romans envelops one.
Today will give a glimpse of Italy’s one of most ancient and historical city. Pompeii situated in the Campania region of Italy, near modern Naples. The town was founded in the 7th or 6th century BC by the Osci or Oscans. It came under the domination of Rome in the 4th century BC. It was destroyed and buried under 13 to 20 ft of volcano ash and pumice in an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.
Today’s Pompeii may seem like an unfixed satellite of Naples, but tourists will find Europe’s most compelling archeological site in here. The place is a stark reminder of the malign forces that lies deep inside Vesuvius.
Because of its historical and architectural appeals it has been a popular tourist destination. It was also declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997. After visiting Casa Dei Casti Amanti, Villa Dei Misteri, Casa Del Centenario, Casa Del Menandro, Casa Del Fauno, Lupanara and seeing so many fresco attached on them tourists may find a profound impression of ancient art and culture. Conserved plaster cast of victims died in volcano eruption, ancient pavement, and the ruins of buildings can easily take anyone’s to the past.