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The Archaeological Park of Pompeii is located in the picturesque town and preserves the ancient city destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 d.C .. Over the centuries the city was covered by a blanket of ash and only the portions of the upper floors of buildings were visible. At the end of the sixteenth century, Count Muzio Tuttavilla built by the architect Domenico Fontana a channel to carry water to the city and, during the excavations, were found structures, objects and inscriptions. Only in 1748 he began to dig to find the sunken city. Thanks to King Charles III of Bourbon and his successors until after the unification of Italy was possible to bring to light much of the archaeological area. Most of the recovered areas refer to private homes, so-called domus. The Pompeii findings have encouraged studies on the development of Roman houses and their structure. Surely of great value are the frescoes in "Pompeian" style with colors like red, yellow, white and black. Pompeii is a unique site of its kind, is a town where time has stood still and you can relive the hole (the old shopping plaza), the spa, the shopping streets and the Necropolis. In perfect condition are the cobble stone streets where you can see the steps of the wagons and incisive wheel. An important section is dedicated to the casts or the skeletons of victims of the eruption found in the same positions in which they died. More than 100 casts constitute valuable evidence of a tragedy no time.

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Via Plinio, 26
80045 Pompei

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