Pompeii World Heritage Site

Pompeii World Heritage Site

The Pompeii (Pompei) Unesco World Heritage Site is a vast archaeological area under the Unesco patronage

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The Pompeii (Pompei) Unesco World Heritage Site is a vast archaeological area under the Unesco patronage. The area provides a stunning and vivid snapshot of art, architecture, social and urban organization, and daily life, frozen at a specific moment in the past, that is unparalleled for any ancient civilization. The moment is the 24 of August in 79 AD, date of a violent eruption by the volcano Vesuvius. This Unesco World Heritage Site is called today Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata. It is one of the many Unesco World Heritage sites that make the region of Campania unique worldwide.

Agriturismo near volcano Vesuvio

Due to the heavy traffic in the Naples area, the farmhouse Agriturismo La Morella is a comparatively better starting point than most parts of the Naples province, especially for visiting Pompeii. Our farm stay lodges its guests in rooms and apartments. Our accommodations largely meet on the one hand all comfort standards of a three-star hotel and offer on the other hand the typical advantages of an “agriturismo”: gardens with oranges, lemons and olive trees, vineyards, meadows, a restaurant with typical products, a vast organic farm around, an offer of organic farm products and wine, a wide swimming pool in a park. From our Agriturismo our guests will be able to reach the major attractions of the Pompeii World Heritage Site in short daily trips.

As mentioned above, the history that made the area surrounding the volcano Vesuvius an archaeological site started on August 24 of the year 79 AD, when a violent eruption buried the surrounding towns under massive pyroclastic flows. Pompeii, Herculaneum, Stabiae, Oplontis and other wealthy Roman towns suddenly disappeared. The first archaeological discoveries of what is today the Unesco World Heritage Site “Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata”, took place in the in the 16th century, but exploration of the ruins did not begin until 18th century and is to date largely unfinished.


In order to help our the guests of our organising their excursions, we prepared a short dedicated web page for each of the three main attractions, among the many:

  1. Pompeii (Pompei in Italian)
  2. Herculaneum (Ercolano in Italian)
  3. Mount Vesuvius (Vesuvio)

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