The Great Pompeii Project nears the finish line: 30 domuses reopened, new lights to illuminate the ruins

Jul 12, 2017 1107

BY: Vera Viola

The Great Pompeii Project, which began in 2012, is nearing its conclusion. “€65.4 million has been spent,” stated General Manager Luigi Curatoli, “and nine restoration sites have been opened, three more have yet to begin. By 2018, the entire €105 million plan allocated by the European Union will be completed. The new plan, with work lasting two and a half years, is definite,” Curatoli added, “the management committee will approve it in July.”

In the auditorium of the Pompeii Archaeological Park, in the presence of (among others) Minister of Cultural Heritage Dario Franceschini, Minister of the South Claudio De Vincenti, and European Commission Representative Rudolf Niessler, the point was made.“All of the 2007-2013 plan’s resources have been used,” assured Niessler. The plan’s strategic focus is dedicated to Pompeii. “Currently, Pompeii is secured,” states Superintendent Massimo Osanna, “at least in all of the restored domuses.” 

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