VESUVIUS September 7th - 8th
A nighttime walk to the Great Cone of Vesuvius on nights of full moon. The experience of nature and a theatrical performance to learn about captivating and exciting places and stories of the past. In the glimmering moonlight, the volcano is transformed for today’s travelers.The landscape will enable all those taking past to immerse themselves in the silence as they listen to the tales of ancient and modern times whispered by the crater.Accompanied by volcanologist guides, we will live through a unique experience. Through the pages of travelers on the Grand Tour who were fascinated by this legendary volcano, tales, stories, and moving reflections on the past and present will be revealed.
HERCULANEUM September 20th
A nighttime walk between real and virtual, historical tales and the enchantment of light, theater and music amid stories of ancient buried Herculaneum. 3D projections of the eruption of Vesuvius, tours accompanied by an archaeologist, and theatrical performances for an unprecedented nighttime viewing of the excavations of Herculaneum.The tour starts from the conference hall, where you can see the 3D projections of the eruption of the volcano. From here, an archaeologist guides you in a picturesque descent into the “fornici” (arched rooms) for an exciting theatrical performance, in which a young woman who has lost her sight recounts her carefree everyday life and the unexpected catastrophe.The guided tour continues along the terrace of Marcus Nonius Balbus, and from here we enter the urban fabric of the ancient city, walking through its streets and amid its ancient dwellings.