Once a bustling Roman city with a population of over 2000 people, Pompeii suffered a tragic fate in 79 AD, when the Vesuvius erupted and covered the sky with smoke. The whole city was buried under the ashes. Today we can visit the archaeological site, where you will discover that time stopped in Pompeii when the volcano erupted. See places of worship, a beautiful amphitheater that can accommodate up to 20,000 people, and the most important highlight - many plaster casts of inhabitants surprised by lava that huddled up to protect themselves. You will discover how the Romans lived in the first century AD as you walk and see everyday objects and well-preserved frescoes.
Famous all around the world for its archaeological site, Pompeii is also an important place of worship thanks to the Shrine of the Virgin of the Rosary. Dating back from the late 19th century, the cathedral houses important relics and paintings, one above all the painting of Nostra Signora of Pompeii, from the 17-century school of Luca Giordano.