Resina Market of Herculaneum Walking Tour


This walk begins at the Basilica of Santa Maria a Pugliano, a church that dates back to the 11 century. In 79 AD, Mt. Vesuvius erupted and buried the ancient city of Herculaneum under a 20 m. thick layer of debris. Less than 50 years later, the area became inhabited once again and a new town began to grow. The first record of the name Resina dates back to the 10th century. Resina was the official name of the city until 1969 when the name was officially changed to Ercolano. The Market of Resina began around 1944 when the locals began selling the military uniforms left by the American army. By the 1960’s, the market had become one of the most famous second-hand clothing markets in Italy. The market also became popular with theater and costume designers who would come here to get supplies. New clothes arrive to the shops in bales and it can be a frenzy when the bales are cut open to see if any valuable items were left in the pockets. The vintage clothes are known as “pezze” or “stracci” meaning “pieces” and “tatters.” The market reached its peak in the late 1970s and has been on a decline ever since. In 1980, Ercolano suffered from a major earthquake and many locals abandoned the area. The market has made a slow comeback in recent years and is becoming more popular with tourists.

40 thoughts on “Resina Market of Herculaneum Walking Tour

  1. How much of the destroyed city has changed since you last went there? Also are those new clothes they selling? or your area ,they need to sell to survive?

  2. حد أشهر الأسواق في إيطاليا للسلع المستعملة والعسكرية. يقع السوق بالقرب من المقبرة القديمة في كل يوم بما في ذلك يوم الأحد ، يمكنك العثور على قطع أثرية أصلية وجلود جديدة أو مستعملة. تتنافس هنا العديد من متاجر الملابس المستعملة مع أفضل المحلات. تعود أصول السوق إلى الحرب العالمية الثانية في عام 1944 ، حيث تم عرض الأشياء والملابس المسروقة من قوافل عسكرية أمريكية للبيع

  3. Always interesting to see areas where few tourists go, you may well have been the only non-Neapolitan speaker at the market in November… Thank you!

  4. Really loved this video. It always amazes me, at how animated and friendly the people are, in that part of Italia. great job filming, and thanks 👍👍👍

  5. Bravo, a very good video it happened! I really like that the video ends in the old town of Herculaneum! You made a very nice video! No, I accidentally subscribed to you! Very nice, very good videos! Keep enjoying us still! Where do you plan to go after Erculano?

  6. We prefer these ruins to those of Pompey. Are you going to post a visit to the ruins which are better preserved than Pompey.
    The museum in town is really a wonderful experience.

  7. These local markets are so fun. And love hearing the Italian being spoken as you walk past. Looks like it was a beautiful day. Thanks so much for taking us along. – Henry

  8. Many are indignant watching this video of Ercolano for the conditions in which it is found … But the foreigners don't know that the territory that they know as "South Italy" in reality is not Italy, but the "Kingdom of the Two Sicilies". A state that lost the war against Italy 160 years ago, and that since then has been an Italian COLONY, which has only one purpose … to buy the products that the Italian factories produce. In the South there are few railways … Little work … few hospitals, moreover among the inhabitants of North, Central and South Italy there is the same HATE that there is between Palestinians and Israelis. Perhaps you foreigners know another aspect of Italy, but the REALITY is the one I have just described. We citizens of the South, we are slaves of Italy … Let the world know about it!

  9. Love your channel, I just got back from doing some walking videos in Sweden it was freezing but a beautiful country! 🥶

  10. Thank You! It's BEAUTIFUL! – a bit ramshackle, like Life itself! Venice, Florence…been there – not impressed! – Heavily touristed, and devoid of real life. Didn't come alive until Rome! – and then NAPOLI!!! This reminds me a little of Guanajuato, Mexico – an Incredible place FULL of Life and Culture! Most Americans want Cities with FAKE TITS!

  11. Nice video. Many friendly happy faces. Also, many not so happy angry faces, looking you over pretty hard. Those two or three older people toward the end, look like they confronted you. Did you pay them off? Give them a card explaining what you were doing? It seemed as though they didn't want you to continue. Be careful.

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