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On April 25, Pompeii Archaeological Park will be open to the public with free admission. In addition, free tours will be possible at Oplontis in Torre Annunziata, Villa Regina in Boscoreale and Villa in Stabia in Castellammare di Stabia.
About 40 Roman frescoes were renovated since last year. The objects laid secured in boxes for 30 years in Reggia di Quisisana. Scientists on the official Pompeii profile published the result of their work; one of the frescoes is pictured.
From April 1, tourists visiting ancient Pompeii can take advantage of the new offer of the Archaeological Park. On the following days of the week, previously inaccessible buildings (due to ongoing renovations) were made available.