The purpose of the expedition is to raise funds for the creation of a hobbit village in Italy.
Nine reenactors from Italy disguised themselves as the heroes of John Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings and decided to follow the path of the hobbit Frodo Baggins and down the ring of omnipotence in the Vesuvius volcano. A bank worker, a text massage worker, a student, and other members of the expedition assigned the roles of four hobbits, a wizard, an elf, a dwarf, and two ordinary people, left the city of Chieti and went on foot to the volcano. They went 250 kilometers and reached the spot. The group was led by 37-year-old pastry baker Nicholas Gentile."We chose Vesuvius because in the past it was destructive, like Mount Faito, and it is still scary because its location is close to people," Gentile told. The goal of the expedition is to raise funds for the creation of a hobbit village, which will become a resting place for fantasy fans. Now such a village is only in New Zealand, where the filming of the Lord of the Rings movie took place. "The dream of creating a place where you can live the village life like we used to live seems crazy, but it already has a lot of fans from all over the world," added Gentile. At the end of the expedition, the reenactors plan to hold a theme party at The Sign 2.0 pub, located commune of Pomigliano d’Arco.You can rent a car on GetRentacar.com and experience the same route! Do not forget to use the promo BLGLVSK5 to get a -5% discount!