Stories buried, visits by night Vesuvius and Herculaneum


The Vesuvius and Herculaneum illuminated at night for a journey between the real and the virtual, between theatrical performances and three-dimensional reconstructions of the eruption of 79 AD “Stories Buried, Mount Vesuvius and Herculaneum” is a packed calendar of initiatives related to nocturnal visits to places particularly suggestive edited by Scabec Campania Artecard part of the “Journey in Campania, of the Grand Tour“. “I feel more and more ‘often speak of travelers and not tourists – said the Regional Councillor for Tourism Pasquale Sommese – we are proud to have identified our ‘great beauty’, as in the film Sorrentino, we are filling up with content”.

The program (presented yesterday in the Campania region) is from June to September, and includes night walks between real and virtual, with guided tours interspersed with theatrical performances, in some places the excavations of Herculaneum and the Gran Cono of Vesuvius. To accompany the tourists, volcanologists experts who will introduce the scientific aspects of large Plinian eruption, leaving it to the suggestions of the Theatre and the visit of the images in the Antiquarium of Herculaneum, which houses the remains of a boat found on the beach, up the hill towards the arches where a theatrical performance will be represented on the catastrophe of 79 d. C. in the Central Baths. The route moves farther out on the terrace of the proconsul Marcus Nonius Balbus and will wind through the streets lapping the new city. All appointments can be booked through the website