Villa dei Misteri, Pompeii

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Ancient Pompeii's most famous structure, Villa dei Misteri is a remarkably well-preserved ruin of a Roman villa noted for its vibrant wall paintings. The structure sustained only minor damage from the infamous eruption of Vesuvius in 79 CE, and remained covered by a thick layer of ash and soil for nearly two millennia. Excavation on one of the most stunning finds in the ancient city started in 1909, revealing a series of rooms filled with virtually undamaged columns, mosaics, frescoes, and relics of everyday life. Restored and reopened to visitors in early 2015, the elegant suburban villa provides a rare look at the splendor enjoyed by Pompeii's wealthy families. Villa dei Misteri is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Pompeii Edition.
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  • This villa is a highlight of Pompeii-the frescoes and architecture are magnificent. Don't miss though is at one end of the complex.
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  • Since our trip to Italy by bus was more like racing, we barely had time to remember where we are and what we see. In General, at Pompeii we spent more on strong afternoon heat, especially this place is unimpressed. Visible life of people of the distant past.
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  • Past the villa di Diomede, with a nice canminata you arrive at the villa of the mysteries, so named because it doesn't explain the paintings found within the walls of this House, from which you could see Mount Vesuvius. Paintings that relate to definitely female worship but different opinions about what worship point.
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  • Beautiful and evocative. A good 20 minute walk through a necropolis and one of the town gates of ancient Pompeii if you're using a walking stick ; practically impossible in a wheelchair or an electric scooter. Well worth the effort. The colours of the frescoes in the main 'initiation' room are as vibrant now as they were nearly 2000 years ago (albeit they have recently been restored).
  • Everybody should visit Pompeii at least once in a lifetime. The Villa dei Misteri is on the outskirts of the main town and was one of the residences chosen by Roman governors. It is one of the best preserved buildings in Pompei and is famous for it frescos which are considered among the best preserved examples of Roman painting.
  • One of the most interesting parts of Pompeii scavi. Tucked away in a corner of its own, the Villa dei Misterie was not as busy as some other sights.
  • By far the most interesting & beautiful part of the entire Pompeij site
  • Trying to stay ahead of the selfie madness tourista tsunami is the biggest challenge in Pompeii, and Villa del Misteri is a great way out and your best exit walking back to the train - about 500 meters.
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