The exhibition "The Last Day of Pompeii", open until 9 September 2016, was inaugurated on the 9th of July in Shanghai at the Global Harbor Museum. Nearly 300 artifacts from Pompeii and other archaeological sites around Vesuvius (Herculaneum, Stabiae, Oplontis, Boscoreale) are displayed in the museum. The exhibition is divided into sections that allow the visitor to learn about different aspects of political, economic and religious life of ancient Pompeii. From the numerous sculptures that once adorned the gardens and the reception rooms of the rich houses (called “domus” in Latin), the casts of the victims of the eruption, with frescoed walls, to tools and objects that testify the luxurious lifestyle of city dwellers. Alongside priceless frescoes, like the walls painted with scenes of the garden of one of the rooms of the “House of the gold bracelet”, there are objects that belong to the everyday life of the ancient Pompeiians: terracotta pots and pans, hooks and fishing tools, funerary objects, beauty ornaments of the Roman women and some old coins.
This is the exhibition’s first stop on the Chinese soil after the success it already had in the South Korean cities Seoul and Ulsan. Professor Massimo Osanna, the Superintendent of the archaeological site of Pompeii, said that “as previously stated in the recent exhibitions in the East of Asia, it is a great opportunity to raise awareness of an important part of the history of the ancient city of Pompeii, its customs and traditions, in a land which is geographically and culturally very different from ours. Culture and tradition of Pompeii belong to the Western World, but its history is part of the heritage of the whole mankind, in its dramatic aspects that saw the tragedy of men and women swept away by the fury of the eruption of Vesuvius and its historical and scientific aspects that gave us the opportunity to reconstruct a considerable part of the events of the Roman world and the daily life of the time”.
“Bringing Pompeii and its remains outside the borders of Italy and Europe – he said - is a key objective of the enhancement and the develop of culture from an international point of view for the Superintendency of Pompeii and allows us to put through our project to make this extraordinary and unique treasure that history has given us available everywhere for everyone".
The exhibition includes also two films. These digital videos show the reconstructions of the final fateful moments of Pompeii’s life. During the last ten years, the Italian Ministry of Culture and the Italian Government have developed many documentaries about life in Pompeii and the eruption of the Vesuvius in the 79 a.D. Thanks to the new technologies, now it is possible to see how the city was before the natural disaster who buried it.
Also private companies, like Flashback Journey to Pompeii, believe in this new way to support the charm of the ruins of the ancient city with a technological re-creation who gives the visitors the opportunity to see how Pompeii was before the eruption.
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Are you looking for a good reason to go to Pompeii? Here you are! Not only for joining our 3d virtual reality tours to discover Pompeii as it was before the eruption of Mont Vesuvius, but also to see a beautiful exhibition about one of the most famous rock bands: Pink Floyd, organized in the old Amphitheatre in the ruins of Pompeii.
A first-ever preview of photos and videos about the 1971 concert Live at Pompeii. Pictures - never seen before- of the Live at Pompeii concert will be on shown in the underground passages of the Roman Amphitheatre, which recently hosted the closed-door concert of the English band. The exhibition will be open to the public from the 18th of July onwards until the end of September. It is organized by the director of the legendary video-concert, Adrian Maben, showing for the very first time frames and pictures about those four days (from the 4th to the 7th) of October 1971. The exposition includes also footage, collecting deleted scenes and the so called “Chit Chat with Oyster”, i.e. free conversations between the members of the band. Music by Pink Floyd in background goes along with visitors, through the underground passages of this unique and evocative setting.
This is a unique show and, in our opinion, it’s worth seeing a fantastic exhibition like that in a suggestive location like the oldest Roman Amphitheatre.
And, to allow everyone an easier access to the city, that in the summertime has a full program of events, there will be more trains for visiting the archaeological site, in the night too.
In fact, in order to give tourists (and not just) a better access to the area of the Ancient Pompeii, in particular in occasion of the visits organized at night, there will be an enhancement of Campania Express train. Connecting Naples to Sorrento, in less than 50 minutes, the train stops at the archaeological site of Herculaneum and Pompeii (Villa dei Misteri station). Therefore, special night trains will allow tourists to move easily in occasion of night visits in Pompeii and Herculaneum and night concerts in Pompeii.
Moreover, in order to make moving easier for tourists, there will be connections with Freccia Rossa trains to and from Rome until the 15th October 2016, in light of the increasing tourist flows to the area. There will be eight departures every day, including public holidays, on the Naples-Sorrento route and, in addition, four halfway trains on the Sorrento-Pompeii.
The single-fare ticket offers the possibility of doing the return trip in a different day from the one of the departure or stopping in the halfway stations and taking the next Campania Express train. The tickets are available on line, in Eav ticket offices and affiliated travel agencies.
So, what are you waiting for? There are all the ingredients to have a beautiful experience visiting Pompeii. Book one of our special 3D virtual reality tours and enjoy Pompeii and its events!
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