Summer has come and everybody’s starting to plan their holidays.
If you’re going to visit Pompeii and the Campania region in general, this article is perfect for you to not miss all the latest news for enjoying a great summer!
First at all, Ancient Pompeii becomes family-friendly, thanks to some nurseries, which offer private and relaxing spaces for nursing and diaper changing, inside of the Archaeological Area. The three nurseries, symbolically inaugurated last May 14th on Mother’s day, are located in three different places of the Ancient city: on the Via dell’Abbondanza, on Via Nola and at the crossroads of Via Stabiana and Via Della Fortuna.
This service is one of the initiatives organized in the Archaeological site in order to offer a more comfortable visit and meet the needs of the tourists. The campaign started in December 2016, with the project “Pompei per tutti” (Pompeii for everyone), proposing a facilitated itinerary for families with stroller or mobility impaired people. Actually, they will have no difficulty accessing and visiting the site.
Another great news is the creation of “ArcheoTreno”. It is a vintage train which connects Naples, Pompei, Paestum and Ascea, in order to promote the archaeological cultural heritage in Campania. ArcheoTreno is part of the Region's strategies to promote and encourage tourism in Campania, using land and sea transportation. In addition to enhancing and improving links to the various tourist destinations in the region, among the goals is also the relaunch of rail travel that has begun to involve an ever-growing array of enthusiasts around the world.
During this summer, every fourth Sunday of every month, ArcheoTreno will offer a cultural and archaeological journey. From June to December, there will be seven runs, from 7.30 to 24.00. The departure is from the station of Napoli Centrale and the arrival is at Ascea, with stops in Paestum, Pompei and Velia.
ArcheoTreno joins to the “Reggia Express project”, which offers eleven train runs, from Napoli Centrale to the famous Caserta’s Palace, every second Sunday of every month, until December, excluding August. On board there are tour guides, wearing 18th century costumes. And, about the trasportation, don’t forget that there also is the Campania Express train, a special fast train that goes from Naples to Sorrento in 50 minutes.
But, usually, people who come to Pompeii and the Campania region want also to enjoy the beautiful weather and sea that these places offer. So, the FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education) gives fifteen Blue Flags to many sites in Campania, according to water quality and services offered to bathers. The rewards go to two sites in the Province of Naples, Anacapri and Massa Lubrense Marina del Cantone, Marina di Puolo and Recommone. The Province of Salerno gets better results with Agropoli, Ascea, Pollica, Vibonati, Positano, Sapri, Centola, San Mauro Cilento, Montecorice, Capaccio, Pisciotta, Casal Velino and Castellabate.
So, what are you waiting for? Come see one of the most beautiful archeological sites in the world and book one of our unique time-traveling tours through the Ancient Roman city of Pompeii!
Staff at Flashback Journey to Pompeii. Our goal is to bring you up-to-date information on events, continuing archeological excavations and more on Pompeii.