Timeless Pompeii – combination of antique and modernity in the arms of volcanoVesuvio
Pompeii, as it is called the Timeless City presents one of the biggest touristic attractions in Italy. Unfortunately in AD 79 the Roman’s city died, buried under the lava of the one of the greatest Vesuvio’s eruptions. Also, years before, an earthquake destroyed the biggest part of the city and then the greatest eruption turned it into ash. The city has been discovered after 17 centuries. Today, only 2/3 parts are visible. These parts speak about the life, style, architecture in the Roman’s antique period.
Going through Roman’s streets, through the main street I felt one different time. The heat from the sun made me feel uncomfortable. Once, there was life here. People were walking, working and living on that street, but just in a day, a heat much greater than what I felt turned their life into ashes. More than 11 thousands peoples were buried with whole their life and they haven’t been discovered for 17 centuries.
We also visited volcano Vesuvio.Vesuvio is way of the nature to end something in a moment. Guilty for destroying one whole period and city butits beauty is huge as its power. Great, but dangerous. The enormous crater, crater who keeps alive lava that burned many lives gives unique feeling. Standing there, on 1200m height I could see the contrast between, on one side – the black and red soil and the other side – the light blue TurrhenianSea and honestly it was one the most powerful contrasts of the nature.
Not so far away of Vesuvio and Pompeii’s ruins, is located the small town Pompeii. More exactly, it is the mirror that shows how the humanity finds way to win all battles with the history and still finds a way to survive everything. Pompeii is typical Italian styled town, with narrow streets, but crazy drivers, polite and comfortable people, but always late and crowded but beautiful square and cathedral.
Through this exchange, we met not just with the Italian’s culture but also with Latvia, Bulgaria, Estonia and Romania’s culture. We’ve proudly showed our Macedonian rakija and ajvar, and we’ve tried to learn the others participants how to dance Teskoto. We felt the ancient time, we breathed from Vesuvio’s air and see the Italian modern society. These moments turn into lifetime experiences, and we thanks Erasmus+ for that opportunity.