Tuesday, November 28, 2017

ITALY - Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata

"When Vesuvius erupted on 24 August AD 79, it engulfed the two flourishing Roman towns of Pompei and Herculaneum, as well as the many wealthy villas in the area. These have been progressively excavated and made accessible to the public since the mid-18th century. The vast expanse of the commercial town of Pompei contrasts with the smaller but better-preserved remains of the holiday resort of Herculaneum, while the superb wall paintings of the Villa Oplontis at Torre Annunziata give a vivid impression of the opulent lifestyle enjoyed by the wealthier citizens of the Early Roman Empire." -

Postcard 1: Pompei

A surprise postcard from Cheryll of Suriname who went to Italy together with her family!
Great snapshots of Pompei on the postcard...
Thank you so so much Cheryll! ^-^

Postcard 2: Pompei

Postcard 3: Pompei

Postcard 4: Herculaneum

Postcard 5: Herculaneum

Postcards 2, 3, 4 and 5 are surprise postcards from Jean Pierre!
Thank you so much for your vast contribution in my UNESCO postcards collection!
Very much appreciated from the bottom of my heart...

Postcard 6: Pompei
A surprise postcard from Ate Queenie, a sweet friend of mine, a "kababayan".
She was on a 21-day Mediteranean Cruise together with her family last October 2017.
This Italy postcard was mailed in Kotor, Montenegro.
Maraming salamat, Ate Queen!

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