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Pompeii Street Fountain
Fresco of Venus from the House of the Marine Venus
December in Pompeii
Hi! I'm planning a visit to Pompeii in January. Do you know if some of the mosaics or frescos are covered during the winter meaning that I'll be unable to see them?
Re: December in Pompeii
I was there just before Christmas. There were plenty of frescoes to be seen, and i didn't notice any covered.
Re: December in Pompeii
I have visited in winter as well, more than once. Those mosaics/frescoes which remain in situ stay uncovered (most really important ones have been taken to museums such as the Archaeological Museum in Naples). Last time I visited it was cold enough for sleet/snow and no extra precautions were being taken.
Quite a lot of the in-situ graffiti and internal frescoes are permanently covered by perspex.
However, you should be aware that not all houses in Pompeii are always open. You may well find that houses you had intended to visit are closed, either for restoration or preservation or simply because limiting the number of visitors is a good way of preserving such sites. You will, of course, still be able to visit many, many places in Pompeii.
Travel Tips for Pompeii
Pompeji - many houses with a great atrium
POMPEJI was a very rich city, originally founded by the Greeks at about 650 B.C.
Lateron it became part of the Roman empire and got wealthy by exportation of fruits, wine, oil, woolen products and vulcano-stones beeing used for mills.
Another very famous product, beeing produced in Pompeji was a fish-sauce called " GARUM "
The recepee of " Garum "
Intestines of different fishes were mixed with minced
eggs,fish and rye.
In a warm room the mixture was beaten and mixed until it
became a homogen dough that started to ferment.
Then it was stored for 6 weeks until it dryed out almost
Finally it was pressed out and the rest of the liquids
became that famous sauce...
Bon appetit !!
Entrance fees etc
Admission when we went in November 2007 was €11 per person for an adult, or €20 for a combined ticket for Herculaneum and Pompeii which is valid for three days. Visits are free of charge for EU citizens under 18 or over 65 years old, and half price for EU citizens aged 18-24 and EU permanent school teachers.
As at Herculaneum, your entry charge includes a free map and helpful brochure, “Brief Guide to Pompeii”, which gives you an historical overview of the city and a short description of nearly 70 sites. Again, as with Herculaneum, you need to know about this as you won’t necessarily be told when you pay for your ticket. The guide and map are available in several languages, and can be picked up from a separate window next to the toilets – you’ll need to buy your tickets first as you’ll be asked to show them here.
Opening times are as follows:
Winter season (November – March), 8.30 AM to 5.00 PM, with the last admission at 3.30 PM
Summer season (April – October), 8.30 AM to 7.30 PM, last admission 6.00 PM
Pompeii is closed on 1st January, 1st May and 25th December
Having experienced the Ruins of Pompei, I have learned a lot about the devastation that occurred that was caused by the volcanic eruption. A very sad scene, but yet this ancient city has been well preserved as a result of this tragic event. I learned a lot about ancient life here. The Amphitheater was one of the well preserved architectures.
I can't descibe how I felt when I saw the casts. Just to imagine how these people suffered on their last moments and to see the positions they took before dying was overwhelming to me, specially the ones who had expression of terror
It is important to mention that they are not the petrified bodies of the Pompeians. When the excavations were taking place, somebody who I don't remember now found voids in the ash layer that contained human remains and realised these were spaces left by the decomposed bodies so, they injected plaster into them to perfectly recreate the forms of the victims.
The inside of a shop... I have seen documentaries with these shops selling all sorts of foods...
I can't help but wonder what was really sold or made in this shop... There were quite a few of these amongst the streets of Pompei.
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