Entrance to the Palaestra Grande

Greek colonists took cultural control of Pompeii in the sixth century B.C. One of the many Greek-influenced structures in the city was the Palaestra Grande - essentially an excercise area. The largest open space in town, the palaestra would have been a gathering site for athletics, relaxation, and pleasure.

[Brick entrance gate with open space behind.]

Hop the fence with me and come inside to the palaestra's interior.

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