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The city of Pompeii, totally buried by the volcanic material during the terrible eruption of the Vesuvius in 79 A.C., shows us the (almost untouched) ruins of an advanced civilization which continues to surprise visitors impressed by the atmosphere of the I century d.C.The modern city of Pompeii was founded after the building of the “Sanctuary of the Beata Vergine del Rosario  of Pompeii” . A very important personality was Bartolo Longo, proclaimed blessed on 26th October 1980 by Pope John Paul II. For his will was built the Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary of Pompeii, now Pontifical Cathedral, which constitutes one of the most popular Italian destinations “for the grace received”. On occasion of two supplications to the Virgin Mary, on the 8th May and the first Sunday of October, happens a pilgrimage to Pompeii.