EU to invest in restoration work in Pompeii; AGI


Italy – Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata

Brussels – Pompeii is a jewel of Europe’s cultural heritage. A fact that has led the European Commission to invest nearly 50 million euros from the European Regional Development Fund to finance preservation and restoration works of the iconic Italian archaeological site. The Commission issued a note explaining that upon completion of the restoration works co-financed by the EU Cohesion Policy, visitors to the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, which is classified as a UNESCO world heritage site, are expected to increase by 200,000 units per year.

Regional Policy Commissioner, Corina Cretu, who visited the project in February last, underlined that: “In Pompeii we restore and preserve works of art from the past, but we are really doing it for our future; so our grandchildren can enjoy this unique site, part of our common history and cultural identity.”

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