"Wall Paintings" Frescoes Tip by roamer61

Frescoes, Pompeii: 12 reviews and 14 photos


Throughout the city, you can see many well preserved frescoes and wall paintings. These decorative forms of art usually depict allegorigal scenes or elements from mythology. The colors are in some places, still quite vibrant. Its therefore easy to imagine the way it was prior to that fatefull day in 79 AD. In parts of the city, the wall paintings are protected by a plexiglass covering. This assumedly, is to protect them from the elements.

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  • Updated May 8, 2009
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