Pompeii is the most alive city of death cities. From the eighteenth century, when the excavations began, he continued to speak, to reveal secrets, to tell the ingenuity, beauty, the Florida greatness of Roman civilization. Eva Cantarella and Luciana Jacobelli has already dedicated a picture book, an intelligent "guide" that is also the basis of this new adventure. Here, without sacrificing an essential kit of images, Pompeii becomes above all story: Tale of vestiges, customs (housing models, public services, leisure), family life, religious cults. But not only: accomplices the testimonies and the documents found, the authors date back to life stories, of loving bonds, of relationships in the field of politics. If Jacobelli investigates the archaeological find and from that you draw, with rigor and wisdom, information that lights attention, cantarella explores civil tissue, myths, legends. A decidedly "narrative" book comes out - which also draws on the wide tradition of stories handed down from the "discovery" of the city onwards, a sort of germination of stories which is another part of the cultural wealth of Pompeii. The framework (in dramatic truth) of the State of Conservation of the findings, of the vicissitudes related to the management of heritage, of the attempts to find a solution to confirm the actual vitality of Pompeii.