Lonely Planet Writer

Six restored sites in Pompeii reopen to the public

Six sites in Pompeii have recently re-opened to the public after undergoing restoration efforts.

Pompeii's via di Mercurio with Mount Vesuvius.
Pompeii’s via di Mercurio with Mount Vesuvius. Image by Carlo Mirante / CC BY 2.0

The sites include a merchant’s home, a middle-class dwelling and a structure with thermal bathing area.

In recent years, the Italian site has been hit with labour disputes that have stopped tourists from entering the site. There has also been the collapse of some of the ruins due to the lack of maintenance funds and an incident where thieves took a chunk of an ancient fresco.

The Pompeii ruins, left by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, are located near Naples. The Unesco world heritage site is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy.