The "Great Pompeii Project", funded 75% by the EU and 25% by national funds, has brought to light three new buildings that can be visited since December 23rd: the Domus and Botteghe, the open-air Triclinium and the House of the flowered Lararium.
The Domus and Botteghe is the typical "home - shop": the rooms facing the street used for commercial use and the residential area on a courtyard discovered with a tricino masonry and a portico from which you can access the most noble environments. The decorations of the rooms are in IV Pompeian style, which at the time of the eruption of 79 a.C. they were being redone.
The open-air Triclinium outdoors has a more modest character, with limited spaces but with a large area dedicated to the garden today planted with vines, as it was before the eruption. Right in the vineyard is the summer triclinium, the dining room, with two niche fountains covered with glass paste mosaics, pumice and shells. The access to Via della Palestra was probably a sort of tavern for the Amphitheater visitors.
The House of the flowered Lararium, on the other hand, was founded by the unification of two independent houses, probably to respond to a function also commercial, or in any case public due to the electoral inscriptions present in one of the rooms. In this large house are preserved original paintings, including the decoration of the great hall, the Oecus, overlooking the garden, with mythological squares in the center of yellow ocher panels. The Lararium was intended for domestic worship and is decorated with flying cupids and scattered flowers.
Following are the words of the Minister of Heritage and Cultural Activities and Tourism, which cut the tapes to buildings: "Pompeii is the symbol of a story of redemption and rebirth - said Minister Dario Franceschini - made possible by long work and silent with all the professionalism of the cultural assets that have contributed, with their commitment, to the extraordinary results that are there for all to see ".