The British Museum opens Pompeii and Herculaneum Exhibition

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Between 28 March and 29 September 2013, the British Museum is holding a major exhibition on the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. The life and death of Pompeii and Herculaneum exhibition, sponsored by Goldman Sachs, is not only the first major exhibition to come to London for almost 40 years but also the first exhibition on the two cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum to be held at the British Museum. The two cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, on the Bay of Naples in Southern Italy, were buried by a disastrous eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.

The exhibition will showcase over 250 fascinating objects that have been buried for over 1,600 years. The objects on display are a mixture of celebrated finds from earlier excavations but some also recent discoveries. There are also a number of items that have never been seen outside of Italy and include a linen chest, a garden bench, a baby’s crib and casts of some of the victims of the eruption. The exhibition showcases a family of four huddled together in their last moments under the stairs of their villa. This fascinating exhibition is a showcase of Roman life which was preserved in an instant as Mount Vesuvius erupted.

If visiting the exhibition at the British Museum has inspired you to want to visit the historic cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum and see it for your own eyes, citalia, the leading Italian specialist for 85 years, is bringing its customers great offers on holidays to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast, the perfect bases for exploration. Combine a holiday visiting Italy’s historic and archaeological sites with scenic coastlines, vibrant piazzas and delicious food for the ultimate Italy holiday.

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For an informative trip to Pompeii and Vesuvius, citalia is offering its customers a day trip from Sorrento from £32 per person. A trip not to be missed, visitors can explore the ancient streets and marvel at the thermal bathes, forums and villas dating back to 80 B.C. Journey to 1,000 metres from the top of Mount Vesuvius for breathtaking views across the bay and for those more active visitors, you have the opportunity to walk up to the peak of Mount Vesuvius with a specialist guide.

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Explore fascinating Herculaneum from the Amalfi Coast with Citalia from £32 per person for the day. citalia customers can enjoy drives through the charming villages of Conca dei Marini, Furore and Praiano and then experience a guided tour by a knowledgeable guide of the ancient residential town.

For more information on citalia, great value holidays to Sorrento and holidays to the Amalfi Coast, visit its website or call an Italian specialist on 0844 415 1956.

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