"For our times it is a very grateful and very singular spectacle to see those walls existing that boast seventeen centuries of antiquity, to walk through those streets, to enter those houses and temples that at other times frequented the most illustrious men on earth. Our ideas sublimate at this spectacle, and memory seems to expand the terms of our lives as well." The emotional experience of a visit to Pompeii that the Neapolitan intellectual Giulio Maria Galanti proposed to the visitor at the end of the 18th century is probably still the same one experienced by the Lavello family from Liguria during a trip to southern Italy in May 1925. But the Lavellos can film the experience, thus amplifying Galanti's words. The filmed notes of that trip testify that the Lavellos on the 15th are at the amphitheatre in Syracuse and on the 22nd in Pompeii, while on the 29th they are on Vesuvius. Here we see them at the basilica of Pompeii. So many ruins, so many emotions!