Wednesday, 3 October 2012

So- called Villa of Augustus - Updates and Open Days

To celebrate the results of this year's fieldwork and share the new discoveries with the general public, the so-called Villa of Augustus will be open this weekend (6-7 Oct, 9am-5pm).
Since 2002, this annual event has constantly increased in importance among the locals and last year roughly 3,000 people visited the site in just two days.
The most interesting discovery of the year is probably the presence of ploughing furrows and footprints of animals which were escaping the eruption in AD 472.

If you are unfamiliar with the site, you can find a brief introduction (in Italian) here.
If you want to visit the site, you can its localisation here.
If you are curious about the local legends about the site, we collected them in this page.

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