From Jenuary 15th the entrance tickets can be puchased on line. Entrance tickets, then can be pre-purchased online from Superintendent’s site (www.pompeiisites.org) or TicketOne (www.ticketone.it): with a few clicks and paying by credit card you can choose to receive tickets at home or to print it and go directly to the entrance or withdraw them at a point dedicated to.
From the same date it is not allowed entering backpack that exceed the size of 30x30x15 cm.. The ban comes from the increasing necessity of safeguarding the heritage of the site. The outsize bags and backpack can be left in free cloakroom at entry gates to the archaeological site or on buses.
In the area forthcoming the “Pavilion of the boat”, close to the ancient site of Herculaneum, it will be created the new Archeological Museum of Herculaneum. The design of the bulding was commissioned to the famous Italian Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano.
The museum will house the artifacts crammed in the deposits of Ercolano and some frescoes and statues that are in the deposits of the Naples National Archaeological Museum.
The funders of the new museum will be the members of the Packard Foundation, supported by David Woodley Packard, seventy years old, son of the founder of Hewlett-Packard, for years the archaeological funders.
According to the progect, the new structure will be a basement with a minimum impact on the landscape and it will be covered with a green roof, on the model of other interventions Piano as the California Academy of Sciences of San Francisco.