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Stabia’s Villa Arianna Closed to Public Until Tree is Removed

By at March 2, 2016 | 11:57 am | 0 Comment

Albero nel viale di ingresso di Porta Stabia

Following the fall of a tree with large trunk on the entry drive of Stabia’s Villa Arianna that was caused by the bad weather of recent days, the site will be closed for safety reasons and to allow for the removal of tree. The operation will affect only the access road to the villa, the archaeological structures are monitored and safe. For more

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New Archaeological Areas open to the Public at Pompeii and Stabia

By at August 5, 2015 | 7:10 am | 1 Comments


It was a great week for archaeology in Campania as 3 major initiatives were completed, and restored ruins were returned to the public at Pompeii and Stabia. At Pompeii, as part of the Grande Progetto Pompei, the Basilica was re-opened on 30th July, following interventions to secure the ruins, in particular, where weaknesses and loss of material were found in the

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Villa dei Misteri at Pompeii re-opened after restoration

By at March 23, 2015 | 11:33 am | 0 Comment


After a two year restoration, and three month closure for work on its paving, Pompeii's biggest house, the Villa dei Misteri (Villa of Mysteries), re-opened on Friday 20th March. During the grand re-opening, Culture Minister Dario Franceschini said "Today is an important day: we give back to the world the splendour, the wonders of the Villa dei Misteri.  If you ask me

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San Martino Charterhouse and Museum – Gothic basement open to the public

By at February 10, 2015 | 11:52 am | 0 Comment


Starting from Saturday 24th January 2015 - every Saturday and Sunday at 11.30, with obligatory booking - the gothic basement of the San Martino Charterhouse and Museum will be open to the public. The basement makes up the beautiful and impressive spaces of the foundations of the fourteenth-century Carthusian monastery, a building that began in May 1325 at the behest of

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Unfired Clay Pots Found at Pompeii

By at November 7, 2014 | 12:13 pm | 0 Comment

Boccalino a pareti sottili crudo rid

The Special Superintendent for Archaeological Heritage of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae reported on 28 October 2014 that dozens of unfired clay pots have been found at Pompeii in the furnaces of the workshop of a potter in the area of the Necropolis of Porta Ercolano. They were discovered during  the course of recent research studies conducted by the Superintendency

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Villa of Poppea – Confirmation of the Villa Overlooking the Sea

By at October 30, 2014 | 10:42 am | 0 Comment

Porticato Villa di Poppea

The Special Superintendent for Archaeological Heritage of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae reported on 29 October 2014 that studies have confirmed that the Villa of Poppea in Oplontis did in fact, overlook the sea. According to a SSBA press release: It has long been presumed that the Villa of Poppea in Oplontis had spectacular views of the sea, with panoramic

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Ruins of Herculaneum: Maximum effort to re-open the Corso Resina entrance

By at July 9, 2014 | 10:59 pm | 0 Comment


The violent storm of wind, water and hail on 16th June has affected many locations in the Naples area and has also caused considerable damage in the area of the ruins of Herculaneum, with particular focus on the ticket office and the tree-lined road that branches from the entrance of the historic Corso Resina, which is normally accessed by visitors who come to the city on

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Changes in entry to state run museums and monuments

By at June 26, 2014 | 11:18 am | 0 Comment


The 19th June, the Minister for 'beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo', Dario Franceschini, announced that as of 1st July 2014, the ticket system for state run museums and monuments in Italy will change.  The changes will be as below: ALL over 25s will have to pay for entry to state run museums and monuments, INCLUDING over 65 year olds. The first

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Re-opening of the Carriage Museum at Villa Pignatelli

By at June 11, 2014 | 2:14 pm | 0 Comment


On Friday 13th June 2014, the Carriage Museum (Museo delle Carrozze) will re-open at the Villa Pignatelli. The museum was the idea of Bruno Molajoli, who had received a donation from the Marquis Mario D'Alessandro di Civitanova and was planned in 1975 by Ezio Bruno De Felice in the ex stables of the villa. Closed for more than 20 years, the museum presents a rich

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The Four Days of Naples – September 27- 30, 1943 (Le Quattro Giornate di Napoli)

By at September 27, 2013 | 8:38 am | 5 Comments

Quattro Giornate

By Ann Pizzorusso By September 1, 1943,  Napoli had suffered 105 bombings resulting in over 25,000 dead, tens of thousands wounded and 100,000 apartments destroyed--further, Vesuvius had erupted and incomparable cultural and artistic patrimony had been obliterated. What was left of the city was decimated—smoldering ruins, no water, no food and a populace

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