Foto: La Repubblica / Napoli (11/08/2022).

ROMA ARCHEOLOGICA & RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA 2022. Pompeii photos provide stunning new glimpse – Tourist rides moped in Pompeii ruins. CNN (11/08/2022) & La Repubblica / Napoli (11/08/2022).

RARA 2022. Pompeii photos provide stunning new glimpse - Tourist rides moped in Pompeii ruins. CNN (11/08/2022) &  La Repubblica / Napoli (11/08/2022).
Foto: La Repubblica / Napoli (11/08/2022).

1). POMPEII – Pompeii photos provide stunning new glimpse – Tourist rides moped in Pompeii ruins. CNN (11/08/2022).

Just weeks after tourists were caught driving and hurling scooters down the Spanish Steps in Rome, another tourist in Italy has caused havoc on two wheels in an ancient site.
A tourist was caught driving a moped through the Campanian site of Pompeii on Wednesday. He was immediately apprehended by site security and police.
The tourist — aged 33 and Australian — illegally entered the site through the service entrance, Porta Vesuvio, piggybacking onto legitimate cars which were entering, the archaeological park explained in a statement.

He was apprehended by security personnel a few minutes later, who held him until police arrived.
It is believed he had traveled for around a mile before he was caught. The tourist claimed not to have known that the world-famous archaeological park was off limits.
The park said in a statement that he had not accessed or damaged any parts of the ancient city.
“The route taken is a dirt road outside the ancient city walls, used by site vehicles for excavation works,” they said.

“It is safe, restored, and not accessible to the public. So there was no danger for either visitors or for the archaeological heritage at any point.”
They emphasized that the episode lasted only “a few minutes thanks to the efficient work by security guards and CCTV.”
In June, two American tourists were fined €400 each after causing €25,000 of damage while walking — and then throwing — their e-scooters down the Spanish Steps.
Pompeii is one of the most important, and fragile, sites of the ancient world. Frozen in time by a volcanic eruption in 79 C.E., it is still routinely throwing up surprises in new excavations.

Fonte / source:
— CNN (11/08/2022).
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/pompeii-tourist-moped/index.html

RARA 2022. Pompeii photos provide stunning new glimpse - Tourist rides moped in Pompeii ruins. CNN (11/08/2022) &  La Repubblica / Napoli (11/08/2022).
Foto: La Repubblica / Napoli (11/08/2022).

2). POMPEI – Negli scavi con lo scooter: denunciato turista australiano. La Repubblica / Napoli (11/08/2022).

I carabinieri di Pompei hanno fermato ieri pomeriggio uno scooter all’altezza di “Porta Anfiteatro” nell’area degli Scavi: in sella un turista australiano di 33 anni che è entrato abusivamente nel Parco archeologico attraverso il varco di Porta Vesuvio dove alcuni addetti erano impegnati in attività di routine.

Quando i militari lo hanno fermato, si è scusato dicendo di non sapere che quei viali fossero vietati ai mezzi non autorizzati. Il turista ha percorso con uno scooter a noleggio un chilometro e mezzo di sentiero a ridosso del sito archeologico, approfittando dell’apertura momentanea di un passaggio di servizio. Porta Vesuvio, infatti, è il varco di ingresso e uscita quotidiano per gli addetti ai cantieri di restauro in corso all’interno dell’area archeologica e non è destinato all’accesso del pubblico.

I carabinieri del posto fisso Scavi e la vigilanza del Parco lo hanno immediatamente notato e raggiunto. Appurato che non fosse stato arrecato alcun danno al patrimonio archeologico, l’uomo è stato denunciato per accesso abusivo all’interno del parco archeologico.

Fonte / source:
— La Repubblica / Napoli (11/08/2022).
https://napoli.repubblica.it/cronaca/2022/08/11/news/pompei_negli_scavi_con_lo_scooter_denunciato_turista_australiano-361230345/