Our Neapolitan family today will be our guide for the excavations of Pompeii. Tips, tricks and tips for a child-proof tour
We start by car, a few kilometers on the highway and we are in front of the entrance to the “excavations of Pompeii”.
A place returned to light after being buried under a blanket of ash and lapilli during the eruption of 79 AD. C.
It represents the best testimony of a city of the time preserving furnishings, frescoes, mosaics and statues, for the most part exhibited at the National Archaeological Museum of Naples. Very useful material for understanding uses, customs and daily life of the time.
Its excellent state of conservation is due to the amount of ash, about six meters, which covered it and preserved it from time and atmospheric agents.
Narrow streets impossible for the stroller …
Small streets or large cobbled streets worn by time, make it practically impossible to go around with a stroller, but even on foot it is not easy. As informative and interesting as little Sonia is, she is not enthusiastic about today’s trip. Moves with difficulty!
Meanwhile, in the large display cases scenes of everyday life “frozen” by the lava, people, gestures, objects, make the resulting catastrophe fascinate.
Beautiful for an audience of adults, or in any case children of middle school age.
The evening tour is also suggestive, with lights that emphasize the scenery even more.
The visit ends for us even if there is still so much to see, the biscuits are finished and with them also Sonia’s patience.
The basilica of Pompeii
Staying in the area we decide to make a trip to the basilica of Pompeii so dear to John Paul II.
The large square in front of the basilica is the ideal place to let the little one play between the green and the colors of the beautiful flower beds, enjoying an ice cream, so as to make us forgive the boredom of the morning.
We head towards the church, the Pontifical Major Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of the Holy Rosary and its majesty intimidates and the wonderful bell tower seems to guard the sanctuary, deterring the bad guys!
Inside, the atmosphere is of incredible spiritual peace and a sense of bliss of the soul not at all disturbed by the rich decorations that furnish it.
Inside they are jealously preserved in special ampoules, a thorn from Christ’s crown and a splinter of wood from his cross.
Sonia as usual with her avalanche of questions risks disturbing too much the peace and respect due to the place where we are, so it’s better to go out.
Just enough time to nibble something on the fly then run home.
We are tirediiiiiiiii !!!!!!!!!
The Caccia family
Hello we are the Caccia family, 40-year-old mother Lisa, 43-year-old father Dino and little 3-year-old Sonia. We live in Naples which is also our hometown.
We love to travel and every moment is good to leave. Another member of the family is our little kitten who follows us everywhere.
We all enjoyed this adventure together.
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