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  • 1 Forum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    v. .Marina I - 80045 Pompei

    This is the main square where everything happened in ancient times. The large pedestrianised area was the setting for the city's main public buildings - the great basilica where judicial and business matters were conducted, the macellum (covered mark..

  • 2 Stabian Baths Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    v. tabiana I - 80045 Pompei

    The oldest baths in Pompeii (2C BC) were comprised of a section for women and a section for men. To the left of the palestra are a changing room and a pool. Beyond, to the right, are the women's baths: changing rooms with lockers, a tepidarium and a ..

  • 3 Casa dei Vettii Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Vicolo dei Vettii I - 80045 Pompei

    This is without doubt the most attractive house in Pompeii. It has been faithfully reconstructed (the roof of the atrium has just been restored) and it has a delightful garden with statues, basins and fountains. The frescoes in the triclimium depict ..

  • 4 Villa dei Misteri Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    v. elle Tombe I - 80045 Pompei

    The first mystery is where in fact are the wall paintings which made the reputation of this villa? They are very hard to find in this maze of rooms. The second mystery is that of the paintings themselves; on a red Pompeiian background is a splendid f..

  • 5 Covered theatre Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    v. tabiana I - 80045 Pompei

    Concerts, ballets, oratorical meetings were the shows put on in this "small" room (800 seats nevertheless!) which was previously covered in a wooden roof and which from the early days of Roman colonisation (80 BC).

  • 6 House of Menandro Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    v. tabiana I - 80045 Pompei

    This large patrician house is richly decorated with paintings in the 4th Pompeian style (combining the architectural details of the 2nd with pastel scenes and landscapes of the 3rd). Notice the superb peristyle with the Doric columns covered in stucc..

  • 7 Via dell'Abbondanza Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    v. ell' Abbondanza I - 80045 Pompei

    One of ancient Pompeii's main commercial thoroughfares is today one of the site's most charming, lined by shops and houses.

  • 8 Fullonica Stephani Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    v. ell' Abbondanza 7 I - 80045 Pompei

    Here in the fullonicae new clothes were washed by being trampled in vats filled it with a mix of water and soda... or urine. This workshop was set up in old dwelling-house.

  • 9 House of the Faun Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    v. ella Fortuna I - 80045 Pompei

    Of exceptional splendour, this is an immense house with two atriums, two peristyles and a dining room for every season. The original of the faun bronze statue which adorned one of the impluviums is in the museum in Naples. The rooms were decorated wi..

  • 10 Porta Ercolano Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    v. onsolare I - 80045 Pompei

    This huge gateway with two portals for pedestrians flanking a larger one for vehicles leads into Via delle Tombe and to the Villa dei Misteri.

  • 11 Via delle Tombe Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    v. elle Tombe I - 80045 Pompei

    It is hard to describe the melancholy charm of this street flanked by monumental tombs and cypress trees. There are tombs with niches, small circular or square temples, altars resting on plinths, drum-shaped mausoleums, semi-circular seats (exedrae),..

  • 12 Triangular forum Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    v. ei Teatri I - 80045 Pompei

    In front there is a majestic propyleum (with some Ionic columns) and it has some remains of a Doric temple. Not desperately spectacular it is true but don't forget, these were already archaeological remains when Vesuvius erupted. This is one of the r..

  • 13 Great Theatre Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    v. ei Teatri I - 80045 Pompei

    Built in the 5C BC, remodelled in the Hellenistic period (between 250 and 150BC) and again by the Romans in the 1C AD, the theatre could hold 5 000 spectators, protected when necessary from the sun's rays by a moveable canopy.

  • 14 Temple of Isis Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    v. tabiana I - 80045 Pompei

    This small temple is evidence of the success of the cult of the Egyptian goddess Isis as a result of the development of contacts with the East and with Egypt. Placed on a podium in the centre of an arcaded courtyard, the temple is completed by a purg..

  • 15 Termopolium of Asellina and the Great Termopolium Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    v. ell'Abbondanza I - 80045 Pompei

    Here drinks and prepared foods were sold. A masonry counter looking directly onto the street formed the shop window. Jars embedded in the counter contained the things to be sold. These two thermopolia are on either of side of the street and are quite..

  • 16 House of Loreius Tiburtinus Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    v. ell' Abbondanza I - 80045 Pompei

    This is an attractive patrician house: notice its attractive marble impluvium, the triclinium decorated with frescoes, the superb decorative paintings in the 4th Pompeian style on a white background in one of the rooms. But the most attractive of all..

  • 17 Villa de Giulia Felice Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    v. ell' Abbondanza I - 80045 Pompei

    This building has three main parts, baths which were open to the public, rooms intended for hire by the owner, and an inn and shops.... There's also a large garden bounded by a fine portico and embellished by a series of basins.

  • 18 Amphitheatre and Palestrea Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    v. i Castricio I - 80045 Pompei

    This attractive but relatively small amphitheatre has seats that are part overgrown today and dates from 80 BC. This is the oldest known Roman amphitheatre. Opposite is a vast space called the Great palestra, which was used for training athletes.

  • 19 Necropolis of the Porta di Nocera Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Porta di Nocera I - 80045 Pompei

    Near the amphitheatre, the Porta di Nocera is one of the entrances to the excavations Pompeii (far fewer enter this way than by the Porta Marina!). According to the Roman custom, many tombs are lined up alongside the road.

  • 20 House of the Golden cupids Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    v. tabiana I - 80045 Pompei

    Its owner undoubtedly lived under Nero and loved the theatre... although the small gilded glass and gold Cupids have sadly deteriorated, the whole ensemble with a peristyle with one wing raised like a stage, is well preserved. Between the peristyle a..

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