The project is located within the perimeter of the archaeological site of Pompeii, located in the municipality of the same name in the province of Naples. Specifically, the intervention concerns the green belt (about 4 km) which goes from Porta anfiteatro to the Villa of Diomede, also including: the elevated path which overlooks the necropolis of Porta Nocera, the plateau between Via dell’Abbondanza and Via di Nola (Regio III and IX), a part of the agricultural area located outside the ancient city walls, between Porta Vesuvio and Porta Ercolano, a portion of the Insula Occidentalis, the green area of the gully outside the walls of Porta Stabia and finally the one adjacent to the Quadriportico.
Focusing on the singularity and excellence of the site, the overall redevelopment of the green belt aims to preserve the natural spirit of the place and emphasize as much as possible the architectural, landscaping and visual elements, so as to enhance the existing while preserving the historical memory. The landscape project introduces new plants and furnishings, together with the recovery of the current routes and the insertion of new connections, which will therefore contribute to guaranteeing a better usability of the area.
The improvement of the conservation and the regeneration of the path outside the walls is a fundamental integration of the archaeological area, since it represents a sort of filter between the ancient city and the farmland. A place where the archaeological remains of the necropolis and rustic villas coexist with agricultural areas, orchards and woodland. The intent of the project is to exploit the intrinsic characteristics of the site, enhancing and enriching the cultural and landscape offer for the benefit of tourists and residents. In fact, along the green belt the project includes picnic areas, playgrounds, a labyrinth, outdoor fitness equipment, lookout points and various relaxation areas; to support the internal visits to the excavations and to diversify the activities to be carried out right outside the archaeological area.