activities rotate round the Foro, an ample covered
market near which the most important public and
religious buildings rose: the Basilica to the Temples,
from the Terme (thermal baths) to Macellum, from the
Theatres to the Amphi-theatre, from the gymnasium to the
brothel and everywhere numerous noble buildings, a
testimony of refined taste for arte and architecture of
the people of Pompei.
-Herculaneum, another city situated at the foot of the
Vesuvius which was completely destroyed by the eruption
of 79 a.C.
Different from Pompeii because it wasn’t buried by
fragments of lava and ashes, but by mud and lava which
has consented a better preservation of the furnishings
and of the wooden structures of the homes, in addition
to the pavements, mosaics, frescos, sculptures, vases,
as well as human remains. Observing these fantastic
details one can reconstruct the way of life, the customs
and habits of the people who lived in the city about
two-thousand years ago.