Three restored Pompeii domus unveiled

Treasures of buried city open during Easter holidays

(ANSA) - Pompeii, April 17 - Culture Minister Dario Franceschini was attracting Easter visitors by inaugurating three restored domus (houses) at the ancient archaeological site of Pompeii on Thursday.
    The domus are those of Marcus Lucretius Fronto, Romulus and Remus, and Trittolemo, according to a statement by the office of the special superintendent for archeological heritage in Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabia.
    The domus of Romulus and Remus and Trittolemo "were aristocratic houses," said Superintendent Massimo Osanna.
    "They're near the entrance and also the large sanctuaries of Venus and Apollo". Both were badly damaged during World War II bombing raids and have never been open to the public. The domus of Marcus Lucretius Fronto, a prominent politician during the second century AD, was opened "because it did not require a great amount of resources," added Osanna. All three domus are open to the public through May 1, when a personnel agreement with labor unions expires.