The city, submerged by the effects of the catastrophic eruption in 79 AD, emerges from the past and reveals its eternity. This tour walks across the places of religion, the ludi gladiatori, the ancient games, the gardens and the activities of otium (idleness) and neg-otium (business). The long Via dell’Abbondanza runs through the city, on both sides there are many Thermopolium, old snack bar, fullonica, rich laundries, pistrinum, bakery, and it ends at the forum, the central square.