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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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  • And I must say the truth and amazing what they've done on the frescoes, are magnificent! the restorers were great I would like to know who I am to make him my most ' real congratulations hope restoration will go along with this skill so in a few years the excavations of Pompeii they'll talk the world for their beauty.
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  • The Villa dei Misteri is a short walk from the main Pompeii site (about 10 mins) but it well worth it. It's a gem. It'll only take you 20 - 30 minutes or so to see the fantastic frescos but it does ha...  more »
  • Great, fantastic, shocking, unbelievable... one is if words to discover this treasure with over 2000 years of history. Simply essential.
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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