Boscoreale is a town of 28,072 inhabitants (as of 31 December 2015) on the southern slope of Mount Vesuvius in the metropolitan city of Naples in the Italian region of Campania. The place is not far from Pompeii. At the eruption of Vesuvius 79, the place was buried like Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae. The neighboring communities are Boscotrecase, Poggiomarino, Pompei, Scafati (SA), Terzigno and Torre Annunziata. Boscoreale became known through excavations at the end of the 19th century, when excavating the Roman villa of Publius Fanninus Sinistor (Villa Fanninus) and the approximately 30 agricultural properties (villa rustica). In one of them, called Villa Pisanella, one found in 1895 the so-called treasure of Boscoreale. From 1978 to 1983, new surveys were carried out in Boscoreale. Since 1991, there is an archaeological museum in Boscoreale, the Antiquarium di Boscoreale, in which finds from Oplontis, Pompeii, Stabiae and Boscoreale are exhibited. In the outdoor area attached to the museum, a typical Villa Rustica of smaller dimensions can be visited.
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