Pompeii, visitor record in 2016

The Italian Minister of Culture Dario Franceschini announced on Twitter that in 2016, for the first time in its history, Pompeii was visited by more than three million visitors. The Minister points out: “And it’s only November 8”. In 2015 the Pompeii archaeological site was visited by 2 million and 900 thousand visitors. Thanks to this new visitor record, in 2016 the archaeological area of Pompeii is confirmed firmly in second place in the ranking of the most visited sites in Italy, behind the Colosseum. A goal achieved by the undeniable charm of the place, but also for the many events organized. This year Pompeii hosted concerts (David Gilmour and Elton John last July), theater shows, evening events and tastings of typical products of the Roman era. This interest in Pompeii is proof that the places of the past, properly promoted, can be relived in the present.

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