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Reopening of the Domus of Cryptoporticus in Pompeii after a long restoration

Reopen the Domus of the Cryptoporticus at Pompeii Ruins….After a year of restoration

After a year of restoration reopen the “House of the Cryptoporticus” of the Great Pompeii Project.

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Reopen the Domus of the Cryptoporticus

 

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Reopen the “House of Cryptoporticus ,” in Pompeii .

After a year of renovations , the construction site , Friday ends Planimetria-domus-criptoportico-pompeithe work . The yard , the house , which for now is only open to professionals , once vacated will be presented in full regalia . It is possible that on this occasion they can get government officials . The conclusion of the recovery of the domus ” of the Cryptoporticus ,” also has another meaning: it is the first site of the “Great Pompeii project ” to be completed , so it is a promotion, at no cost, the ability to know how to be strict Italian and serious , to be played on the international stage , for the future.

In short, the ‘ house of the Cryptoporticus , ” domus whose entrance faces Abundance Way , the main street of the old city , which by the end of this week will be recovered perfectly handed back to the Department and archeology all , it is certainly something which lead to pride , after years of “terrible” experiences from Pompeii.

The cost of the intervention was 304mila euro , penny more , penny less . Including , of course, charges for security, equal to about 8 thousand euro . The contract , awarded to the company , ” Perillo buildings “, was awarded with a decline of about 57% . This also means that , under the circumstances , with the € 105 million allocated by the EU to secure Pompeii , one could point to the salvation of a number of more or less double the archaeological buildings .

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The House of the Cryptoporticus

The House of the Cryptoporticus is situated in Insula 6, Regio I; its main entrance is at n° 2, Via dell’Abbondanza. It was Crtipto_anfore_130405103041brought to light in various stages, between 1911 and 1914 during the excavation works supervised by Vittorio Spinazzola, and between 1927 and 1930 under the supervision of Amedeo Maiuri.

The house was originally built in the 3rd century BC and by the 2nd century BC it had been extended to include the House of the Sacello Iliaco. After the earthquake that took place in 62, the two atrium-and-peristyle houses were divided and became independent homes once again.

The house takes its current name from the cryptoporticus, an underground passageway with openings, running along three sides of the quadrangular south-opening garden. A living room (the oecus) and four thermal bathing rooms (apodyterium, frigidarium, tepidarium and calidarium, the latter being preceded by a praefurnium) open onto it. The cryptoporticus originally had  barrel and cross vaulted ceilings and the walls of the oecus were decorated with a series of scenes inspired by the Iliad, providing one of the finest examples of Pompeian painting from the final stage of the Second style (era of Augustus). The walls of the four bathing rooms were also painted with exquisite scenic images. The building suffered severe damage from the September 1943bombardment of Pompeii.

 

Herculaneum and Pompeii, ruins open at Christmas and New Year

The sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis, Stabiae and Boscoreale also be visited December 25 and January 1.

The initiative will allow many tourists who chose the Campania for the festive season to admire the remains of the Roman city buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.In addition, Saturday 28 December, the entry will be free in all places of art state.

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Special Openings

 

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The ancients ruins did not go on vacation: stay open on Christmas and New Year. In making the announcement the Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of Naples and Pompeii, who joined the national project sponsored by the Ministry of Heritage, Culture and Tourism.

Precisely because of this project, the archaeological sites of Pompeii and HerculaneumOplontis (Villa di Poppea)Stabia (romans villas off  Varano hill) and the Antiquarium of Boscoreale, can be visited exceptionally December 25 and January 1. The initiative will allow, thus, to the many tourists who have chosen to spend the holidays in Campania end of the year to visit the Roman sites buried by the fury of Vesuvius.

In addition, Saturday 28 December, the entry will be free in all places of art state. Including archaeological areas. One special-openings-christmas-pompeii-herculaneummore opportunity to spend some time at the foot of the most famous volcano in the world and appreciate the cultural significance of the remains of the Latin civilization wiped out in a hot summer day in 79 AD.

Special openings Christmas and New Year

Ruins of Pompeii

Visiting hours: from 9.00 to 15.00. Last admission at 13.30 .

Ruins of Herculaneum, Oplontis, Stabiae and Boscoreale Antiquarium

Visiting hours: from 8.30 to 14.30 . Last entry at 13.30 .

Cost of the ticket:

Entrance Pompeii and Herculaneum: 11,00 € (reduced 5.50 for youth community aged between 18 and 24 years old and free for children up to 18 years and for EU citizens over 65 years).

Input Oplontis , Boscoreale and Stabia : € 5.50 € (reduced € 2.75 ) .

Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office of the archaeological sites , or online at www.pompeiisites.org

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Pompeii Rooms

The B&B is composed of three rooms furnished with personality and essential style, healed in all details in order to offer total comfort, reflect the style of classic Neapolitan house with paintings and prints depicting the ancient ruins of Pompeii, special roads and the city of Naples as well as some characters who made the history of comedy as Massimo Troisi and the great Toto.

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All the rooms are provided with in-room private bathrooms,with shower, bidet, set of towels, hairdryer, magnifying mirror, courtesy kit (soap, shampoo, headphones). Change towels daily.

Each room will also find: air conditioning, heating, mini-fridge, LCD TV, safety deposit box, wireless internet connection, soundproof doors, mirrors, linens and towels.

Daily cleaning and linen change, supplied by us. You will find all the necessary services and accessories for a pleasant stay.

Once you reach the b&b you will be given the keys, so that you won’t have any hours obligation.

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Archaeological sites Pompeii

Archaeological sites Pompeii, useful info and tips for visiting

Archaeological sites pompeii is the ruined ancient Roman city , which was engulfed by Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79.

Archaeological sites Pompeii..with its excavated area, extending for approximately 44 ha, and the preservation state of its buildings, due to the particular burial (under a blanket of 6 meter of ash and rock) caused by the eruption of the Vesuvius in 79 AD, Pompeii can be considered the only archaelogical site which gives the real image of roman city. And the image is similar to cities, not preserved, of the same period.

The city of Pompeii was an ancient Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of thecomune of Pompei. Pompeii, along with Herculaneum and many villas in the surrounding area, was mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

Archaeological sites Pompeii

The excavated city offers a snapshot of Roman life in the 1st century, frozen at the moment it was buried on 24 August AD 79.The forum, the baths, many houses, and some out-of-town villas like the Villa of the Mysteries remain well preserved.

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Tips for Visiting Pompeii

This is a walking site only. Note that walking the old Roman stone roads can be quite exhausting, especially in the heat of summer with loads of fellow tourists about. Everyone will be walking on cobblestones and uneven ground. The temperature is between 32 and 35c in the summer. Make sure to take plenty of water and watch your step as the old roads have grooves in them where the carts ran. It is advisable to wear good footwear, sunscreen and hats. There is a lot to look at and it could take all day to see everything.

Access Archaeological sites Pompeii

Single ticket – valid for 1 day
Full price: € 13.00
Half price: € 7.50 (*)
access to 3 sites: Pompeii, Oplontis, Boscoreale) – valid for 3 days
Full price: € 14.00
Half price : € 8.00 (*)
Free of charge: for EU citizens under 18 or over 65 years old.
(*) Reductions: for EU citizens aged 18-24 and EU permanent school teachers.
Reductions and free tickets can be issued only by showing a valid document (passport, identity card, driving license).

Archaeological sites Pompeii

Access

Schools
School parties from E.U. countries must show a list of students and teachers at the ticket office on the day of the visit.
Entrance for schools is only from Piazza Anfiteatro.
For information:
Sezione Didattica – tel: +39 081 8575331
School parties’ admission and reservations

Opening Times Archaeological sites Pompeii

November – March, every day from 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admission 3.30 p.m.)
April – October, every day from 8.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. (last admission 6 p.m.)

Main Routes  Archaeological sites Pompeii

by train:
entrance at Porta Marina or Piazza Esedra
Circumvesuviana Napoli-Sorrento (stop Pompei Scavi – Villa dei Misteri)
entrance at Piazza Anfiteatro
Circumvesuviana Napoli-Poggiomarino (stop Pompei Santuario)
FS Napoli – Salerno (stop Pompei)
by bus:
entrance from Porta Marinaor Piazza Esedra
SITA: from Napoli or from Salerno: stop Pompei ( piazza Esedra).
CSTP n.4 from Salerno
CSTP n.50 from Salerno (by motorway)
by car:
Motorway A3 Napoli-Salerno (exit Pompei ovest )
Motorway A3 Salerno – Napoli (exit Pompei est )

Archaeological sites Pompeii Information

 

Archaeological sites Pompeii

  • The amphitheatre. This is in the most easterly corner of the excavated area, near the Sarno Gate entrance. It was completed in 80BC, measures 135 x 104 metres and could hold about 20,000 people. It is the earliest surviving permanent amphitheatre in Italy and one of the best preserved anywhere. It was used for gladiator battles, other sports and spectacles involving wild animals.
  • The Great Palaestra (Gymnasium). This occupies a large area opposite the Amphitheatre. The central area was used for sporting activities and there was a pool in the middle. On three sides are lengthy internal porticos or colonnades.
  • House of the Vettii. This is believed to have been the home of two brothers who were freed slaves and became very affluent. It contains many frescoes. In the vestibule there is a striking fresco of a well-endowed Priapus, God of Fertility and among the frescos in other parts of the building are illustrations of couples making love, of cupids and of mythological characters.
  • House of the Faun. This is named after a statue of a dancing faun found on the site. It is considered to be an excellent example of the fusion of Italian and Greek architectural styles, and occupies an entire block.

  • Forum. This was the center of public life, although it is now to the southwest of the excavated area. It was surrounded by many of the important governmment, religious and business buildings.
  • Temple of Apollo. This is to the north of the Basilica on the western side of the Forum. It has the oldest remains discovered, with some, including Etruscan items, dating back to 575BC, although the layout we see now was later than that.
  • Theatre. Theatre built in the hollow of a hill for acoustic advantage; it seated 5,000
  • Via dei Sepolcri (street of tombs) A long street with worn ruts from carts.
  • Lupanar An ancient brothel with pornographic frescoes over the entrance to each room, presumably indicating the services on offer. Even allowing for the smaller size of ancient Romans the beds seem rather small.
  • House of the Ancient Hunt. Attractive, open-style house with many frescoes of hunting scenes.
  • The Basilica This is to the west of the Forum. It was the most important public building of the city where both justice was administered and trade was carried on.
  • Forum Granary Artifacts like amphorae (storage jars) and plaster casts of people who did not escape the eruption are stored in this building, which was designed to be the public market but may not have been finished before the eruption.
  • Baths. There are several baths to be inspected. The Forum Baths are just north of the forum and close to the restaurant. They are well-preserved and roofed. Be careful not to miss them as the entranceway is a long passage with no indication of the delights inside. The Central Baths occupy a much larger area but are less well-preserved. Close to these are the Stabian baths which have some interesting decorations and give a good idea of how baths used to function in Roman times.
  • House of the Tragic Poet. This small atrium house is best known for the mosaic at the entrance depicting a chained dog, with the words Cave Canem or “Beware of the Dog”.

  • The Ground surface You will see in the ground there are small tiles called cat’s eyes. The moon’s light or candle light reflects off these tiles and gave light, so people could see where they were walking at night.
  • Bars and Bakeries You will walk past where their bars and bakeries once existed. The bars had counters with three to four holes in them. They have water or other beverages available in the holes. The bakeries’ ovens look similar to the old brick stone oven. The House of the Baker has a garden area with millstones of lava used for grinding the wheat.
  • Street There are tracks for the carriages in the street for a smoother ride. There are also stone blocks in the street for pedestrians to step onto to cross the street. The sidewalks are higher than the modern sidewalk because the streets had water and waste flowing through them. The stone blocks in the street were also as high as the sidewalk, so people did not walk in the waste and water. The stone blocks were also used for what we now call speed bumps. When the carriages were going through the city, they were going fast. To avoid people from getting splashed by the water and waste they had stone blocks in the street. This would make the driver slow down when they were speeding, so they could get through the blocks.

Archaelogical sites Pompeii .. Outside of the city walls:

  • Villa dei Misteri (Villa of the Mysteries) A house with curious frescoes, perhaps of women being initiated into the Cult of Dionysus. Contains one of the finest fresco cycles in Italy, as well as humorous ancient graffiti.

History of the excavations of Herculaneum

History of the excavations of Herculaneum

The digs began at Herculaneum in 1738, and continued using the technique of underground tunnels and exploratory and ventilation shafts until 1828, when the “open-air” digs were authorized, and carried out until 1875. After a very long interruption, in 1927 Amedeo Maiuri began again the work , and continued to lead the digs until 1958, but already in 1942 about all the area, constituting the current archaeological park, was brought to light and contemporary restored and covered.

Additional work was done between 1960 and 1969, in the northern sector of Insula VI and along the main street or “Decumanus Maximus”, while the last twenty years have concentrated on exploring the ancient shoreline, corresponding to the southern most strip of the archeological area.

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In this area 12 rooms were brought to light. These were rooms (fornici) with arched entrances, shelters for boats and warehouse, where many people took refuge escaping from the eruption. In this area it was found the wooden boat, now placed in a pavilion adjacent to the modern offices of the Soprintendenza and the Antiquarium, waiting for a complex work of restoration.
In 1991 a program of excavation for bringing to light Villa of Papyri started.
Carlo Weber discovered Villa of Papyri in 1750 by chance. He excavated the Villa through underground tunnels and accurately surveyed it.
The intervention was possible thanks to extraordinary funds allocated on the basis of the 64/1-3-1986 Law. In 1991 following an agreement between the “Ministero per I Beni Culturali e Ambientali” and the “Agenzia per la promozione e lo sviluppo del Mezzogiorno”, the project was given in concession to a Temporary Association (A.T.I.).
The New Excavation was concentrated at the western side of the modern Vico Mare and is connected to the archaeological park through a narrow and deep trench, starting from the House of Aristide and continuing through a gallery beneath Vico Mare.

In reality, only the atrium of the Villa was brought to light, as the remains of the luxurious residence are under some properties not expropriated yet. In the eastern section of the excavations a great building and the southwestern extremity of the city, were brought to light. This part of the city included some houses and a thermal complex with an apsed nympheum.
Because of the collapse of the ancient coastline, after the eruption of 79 A.D., a system of water pump takes continuously control of the water layer.

Necropolis of Porta Nola

Necropolis of Porta Nola

East of the road leaving the city through Porta Nola is a burial area with three tombs. The one with a squared fence is of M. Obellio Firmo, among the most important figures in the final years of Pompeii: inside the fence was a stele, the glass urn containing the ashes, the forum for libations, and the remain of the stake. The other two tombs are the exedra type: one is anonymous, the other is that of Aesquilia Polla, wife of N. Herennius Celsus, an influential person in the Augustan period. At the center is a podium with an Ionic column, topped by a marble urn, which in burial symbolism was supposed to contain the blessed water to bathe the dead.

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Necropolis of Porta Vesuvio

Necropolis of Porta Vesuvio

With the exception, it seems, of Porta Marina, there was a necropolis along every road entering the city, outside the walls. Here we note the tufa tomb, a semicircular seat (schola) typical of important women, belonging to Arellia Tertulla, perhaps the wife of the augur and duumvir M. Stlaborius Veius Fronto; next to it, with a base of tufa and stuccoed opus incertum and a column that must have held a marble vase, is the tomb of Septumia, to whom the city administrator – the epigraph recalls – donated the land and money for burial. Monumental is the tomb of C. Vestorius Priscus, dead at age 22 years, builder (administrator in charge of roads, buildings, public order) in 75-76 AD: a fence encloses a base topped by an altar. Here we find stuccoes in relief, showing maenads and satyrs; the interior walls of the fence are frescoed with hunting scenes, gladiator battles, and episodes from the life of the deceased. A mensa complete with silver service shows the social status of the deceased.

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Necropolis of Porta Nocera

Necropolis of Porta Nocera

Right outside Porta Nocera is the necropolis, of considerable importance, with its exedra and aedicula tombs. The funerary building, dating from the Tiberian period (14-37 AD) is architecturally imposing, built by Eumachia, priestess of Venus, for herself and her family members: the exedra stands on a high terrace, with the burial chamber and fence in the back. The structure, in opus caementicium, was covered with Nocera tufa and divided into niches with statues, separated by half columns and crowned with a decorated frieze. The tomb was inserted between two other previously existing aedicula burial sites, from the late Republican period, consisting of a podium supporting the cell containing the statues of the dead.

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Forum granary (VII,7,29)

Forum granary (VII,7,29)

The produce market (‘forum olitorio’) was built after 62 AD, and may not have been completed (or was not in use) at the time of the eruption: it took the form of porticoed rooms, and was flanked by a large latrine. It is now used to store various archeological materials from Pompeii (amphorae, architectural elements, marble garden furniture); a few plaster casts of victims of the eruption are on display.

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Mensa ponderaria (VII,7,31)

Mensa ponderaria (VII,7,31)

Near the produce market and built into the east wall of the temple of Apollo, active beginning in the late 2nd cent. BC, this was the public office to control weights and measures, gauged according to the local Oscan system, later standardized to the Augustan system as noted in the inscription engraved on the front (approximately 20 BC). It consists of two stacked limestone benches, each with cavities corresponding to the different measurements, and with a hole at the bottom through which pass the product measured.

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