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Exploring the Queer History of Pompeii

Santuario Vergine di, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy

Activity provided by Quiiky Tour Operator

3 hours (approx.) - English

Quiiky Tour Operator

If you visit the archeological place with our gay-friendly guide, you learn several things about LGBTQ+ life in ancient Roman civilization, led by a few Untold Histories you probably haven’t heard before.

Highlights
  • Visit the city of Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius volcano, which erupted in 79 A.D.
  • Learn about LGBTQ+ life in ancient Roman civilization with a gay-friendly guide.
  • See decorations, frescos, graffiti, sculptures, and artful preserved for centuries.
  • View artwork depicting sex scenes and homosexual relationships.
  • Watch sixteen scenes of gay sex between two men, two women and a threesome.
Description
Take a journey back in time and visit the city of Pompeii, located just 30 minutes from Naples. The city was destroyed in 79 A.D. when Mt. Vesuvius erupted and buried it in a thick layer of ash. In 1738, King Charles of Bourbon ordered the start of the excavations of the archeological site. With our gay-friendly guide, you can explore the city and learn about LGBTQ+ life in ancient Roman civilization. Discover decorations, frescos, graffiti, and sculptures that have been preserved for centuries, illustrating that sensuality was considered a gift from the gods. Visit houses, streets and thermal baths adorned with artwork depicting sex scenes and homosexual relationships. In the suburban thermal baths, you can observe sixteen scenes of gay sex between two men, two women and a threesome, as Catullus wrote in the Carmen 56.
Itinerary

– Visiting the city of Pompeii
– Mt. Vesuvius volcano
– Natural disaster which wiped out the city of Pompeii
– Excavations of the archeological wonder
– Learning about LGBTQ+ life in ancient Roman civilization
– Untold Histories
– Decorations, frescos, graffiti, sculptures
– Open-mindedness about sexual orientation
– Visual scenes illustrating sensuality as a gift from the gods
– Houses, streets and thermal baths adorned with artwork depicting sex scenes and homosexual relationships
– Scenes of gay sex between two men, two women and a threesome

Starting Location
Santuario Vergine di, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy.
Itineraries are subject to change.
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