Pompeii, the notorious location about 15 km from the city of Naples, has finally become accessible for everybody.
Pompeii is known worldwide for the tragedy of 79 D.C, which buried the city under tons of ashes, because of the great eruption of Vesuvius. The tragedy was huge, but it allows us to have now, after two thousand years, an historical portrait of the life of one of the biggest empires of all times. The city seems to be frozen in time. The excavations allow the visitors to see directly the city and to walk through streets, public and private houses, taverns, temples and all the places where the inhabitants used to spend their life. In Pompei, there is a lot to discover. There are tons of temples, called with the names of Pagans gods, for example the temple of Jupiter, in the main square. There are theatres, gyms and markets like “the Macellum”. We cannot forget to speak about the great Foro, surrounded by sculptures, column and public buildings like “the Basilica”, for public administration. One should not miss the great amphitheatre, used for the gladiators’ games. Inside the buildings, mainly the “private domus” still remains pictures and murals. It is like to be brought to another era, about 2 thousand years back. This is why the city of Pompeii still conserve its unbelievable charm and mystery. However, words cannot describe totally the wonders of Pompei and one can understand his charm only by visiting it.
No wonders about the fact that Pompeii is now one of the most visited tourist locations in Italy and it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.
We are glad to announce that everybody can appreciate the visit.
Families with strollers and disabled people with reduced mobility can also enjoy the wonders of Pompei. The longest accessible itinerary in Italy was built in Pompei and it is about 3 km long. The itinerary is a beaten path with metal ramps and wooden walkaways and it covers very significant areas of the excavations. There are also several road crossings, with specially shaped metal walkways around the millennial Pompeian basols. There are also accessible toilets in the two great doors “Marina Superior” and “Marina Inferior”; one at the Imperial Villa and one at the entry point, Anfiteatro square.
The path without architectural barriers was realized thanks to the project named “The great Pompei project”, a government’s initiative, aimed at the security and improvement of Pompeii’s excavations.
This accessible path represents a major step forward in civilization and in guarantee of equality for all.