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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. Plan your visit to Villa dei Misteri and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Pompeii itinerary planner.
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  • Pompeii excavations require full days of visit. The villa alone occupies several hours if you want to fully enjoy such beauty
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  • we loved it and will recommend to see also the Naples national archaeological museum too since most of the finds were moved there. If u are thinking of taking a stroller/ push chair, think again and u...  more »
  • Beautiful villa, the perfect place for lovers of Archeology and ancient history, impossible to miss in Pompeii
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  • Given the vast amounts of artifact found in Pompei, we were very disappointed at the extreme lack of these artifacts still remaining at the Pompei archaeological site. Italy needs to implore the museums of the world to return stolen artifacts, then build a museum to display them near the site.
  • Amazing preserved frescoes from 79AD. Worth the walk from the centre of the pompeii ruins, especially near the end of the day when it's nearly empty. This can be accessed easily by exiting the ruins near the gift shop and following the external road (go right) around the outside of the ruins and re-enter the park just adjacent to this site at the next entrance (follow Google maps directions).
  • The least broken place in Pompei. Groups are not going there cause is the furtherst place so you'll have to visit it yourself. But it 100% worth it
  • Nice place certainly worth the Walk!
  • Nice village inside of the Pompeii ruins