The visit to the Pompeii ruins is an extraordinary experience, the city life has remained interrupted and intact, giving the visitor moments of empathy with the past life: tabernae, crowded streets and courts. The chaos of city life lives on within the walls eroded by time. But have you ever wondered what was out of Pompeii? What was the suburbs like? How did life flow in the Vesuvian countryside, far from the city traffic before the eruption of 79 d.C destroyed everything?
Well just a few km from Pompeii, in a district far from tourist (do not be afraid!), there is a happy oasis for fans of our archaeology: the Antiquarium “Man and environment in the Vesuvian territory” with the annexed archaeological area of Villa Regina.
This fabulous exhibition documents how the suburban area of Pompeii was characterized, whit its many farms and villas and a lush ecosystem with flora and fauna now lost.
In addition to the museum area you can also visit Villa Regina, emblematic example of a roman country villa used for wine production, widespread throughout the foothills of Vesuvius.
The Antiquarium of Boscoreale is the ideal visit complementary to the well-known excavations of Pompeii, to fully understand the landscape and the agricultural economy in Roman times.