History and theater go hand in hand in the shadow of the ancient ruins. Welcome to the archaeological site of Pompeii, Unesco World Heritage Site, a living witness of the Rome of the Caesars unearthed from the ashes of the murderous Vesevus. And here, especially in the moonlight, that art gives the best of himself. For the entire month of October (but the initiative has been underway for July) every Friday night in the ruins of Pompeii is scheduled (by reservation only) a suggestive walk starting from the Porta Marina through a lighted path, punctuated by individual stages, entrusted to the guidance of archaeologists from the local Superintendent who will explain briefly what to visitors at the moment are seeing with their eyes, telling the story of Pompeii and the monuments that overlook along the ridge south of the city: the Spa suburban, the temple of Venus, Villa Imperiale. At the conclusion of the visit, in the Auditorium of the Piazza Esedra a movie outline the main phases of the eruption in 79 AD that destroyed the small Roman town. At this point in history and archeology will give way theatrical art, in a striking “handover” that will give you unique emotions to visitors thanks to the actors of the theater company La Scodella of Boscoreale (Napoli). They will, in fact, to read the letters from Pliny the Younger to Tacitus which describes, in minute detail, the details of the terrible eruption of 79 AD that wiped out Pompeii, Stabia, Oplonti and Herculaneum. The same devastating cataclysm in which he lost his life, the commander of the Roman fleet Plinio il Vecchio and his nephew Plinio il Giovane was a direct witness.
Friday in the Ruins
The Guided tours in the ruins of Pompeii
Every Friday evening
Reservations required at +39.081.8575347 (from 10.00 to 15.00).
Entry: at 8.00 pm, at 8.20 pm, at 8.40 pm and at 9.00 pm.
Ticket: € 5,50 (free for children under 18 years of age upon presentation of a valid ID at the ticket office).
The entrance is from Piazza Esedra