Casa del Fauno, Pompeii

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Take a trip to the past by visiting Casa del Fauno, a private residence that still stands open to the public. Dating back to the 2nd century BCE, the building has housed artwork throughout history, some of which remains. Visit the aristocratic house of the Roman Empire to see tesserae mosaics depicting the battle of Issus between the Persian Empire and Alexander the Great along with theater masks and archeological findings. Take a peek at the erotic imagery of Satyr and Nymph, a typical mosaic for Pompeii culture, and absorb the Roman culture that ruled the city for centuries. Work out when and for how long to visit Casa del Fauno and other Pompeii attractions using our handy Pompeii family vacation planner.
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  • August 12, 2017
    The House of the Faun covers an area very wide and is one of the larger homes and luxurious. Named after the bronze statuette that adorned the Atrium impluvium. In this House, all the characteristic elements of private Roman architecture are duplicates. We find, 2 4 2 Atria, peristyles, and couches.
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  • August 5, 2017
    Spent a whole day at Pompeii and still did not finish walking around it. This particular house is one of the first things we have seen when we entered. Beautiful and wealthy - definitely a must see. T...  more »
  • July 25, 2017
    We were lucky to arrive early and find Casa del Fauno before it became over run with tourists, so lucky that we had the entire place to ourselves! The gardens are stunning and extremely well kept and ...  more »
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  • Casa del Fauno (the House of the Faun), built during the 2nd century BC, was one of the largest and most impressive private residences in Pompeii. It was named for the bronze statue of the dancing faun. Most beautiful little statue, a must see in Pompeii. Highly recommended.The House of the Faun also contained the Alexander Mosaic, now in Naples museum, depicting the Battle of Issus in 333 BC between Alexander the Great and Darius III of Persia._
  • Betufitul and sugestive Villa. Let this building transport you to the glorious past of this anciant city
  • One of the largest houses in Pompeii. It contains the replica of the mosaic depicting Alexander the Great.
  • the hous is a well preserved roman house!
  • Not really that different from other sites, but still rather nice

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For easy foot access to Pompeii's archeological sites, consider checking into a hotel or B&B near the world-famous excavations. You can walk around the ruins by day and enjoy panoramic views of the area from your balcony by night. Centrally located Pompeii hotels are conveniently situated near the area's main road and railway networks, making them an ideal base for exploring the surrounding region and the Amalfi Coast. You can also choose to book your rooms in nearby Sorrento or Naples, which offer a wider range of less expensive hostels and self-catering apartments.
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