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Oplontis

Via Sepolcri, Pompeii, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 34 attractions in Pompeii
Type: Ancient Ruins
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderfully preserved little villa which is signposted and only a 5 minute walk away from the train station. Not many tourists about so you can really enjoy wandering around. It doesn't take more than half an hour to do as it's only a single villa.

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Bracknell UK
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21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This Roman Villa is well worth a visit, much smaller than either Herculaneum or Pompeii and is fairly complete villa rather than a whole town or city. Most of the building has been well preserved and/or renovated. Some spectacular wall and ceiling paintings, hard to believe they are circa 2000 years old and were buried under volcanic ash.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Absolutley don't miss this. Easy to find and well worth the extra effort to see this well preserved site.

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Imagine having an ancient Roman villa all to yourself. That's what it was like for us on 2 separate visits to Oplontis. OK, on the most recent visit there was also a small group, but they left right after we got there. And after that, the only sound was our whispered exclamations of delight as we gazed at room after... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Yes, this villa is rather small compared to Pompeii or Herculaneum but it more than makes up for it with the stunning levels of preservation on the large, vibrant and intricate wall paintings. A much more intimate experience of luxurios Roman life- especially as we only saw about 3 other visitors during our time there. If you are in the... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Whilst not as popular as the neighbouring massive site at Pompeii, this Roman Villa is definately worth a visit. We visited the site in the pouring rain unfortunately, which meant we weren't able to hire the audio guides that could have been available. The lack of interpretative descriptions meant that much of what we saw was a mystery unfortunately -... More

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Venice, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

It is accessible easily by train to/from Pompeii/Naples. Last entry at 15.30 beware. An interesting villa complex of wealthy people with some remaining wall paintings and mosaics

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Okay, having been overwhelmed by Pompeii and Herculaneum, this small site is ideal to understand the architecture on a much smaller and more intimate scale. Incredibly well preserved, some of the frescos are just amazing and you realise what a wonderful world of colour the Romans lived in! (Well, the rich ones, anyway!) Take time to wander slowly around all... More

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No. Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

The Oplontis site is close to Pompeii and well worth a visit. Allow for at least 90 minutes and plan to go through this large, ancient villa slowly. The villa, believed to have belonged to Poppea, the Emperor Nero's second wife, contains preserved murals and decorative painting as well as tile floors and mosaics. It does give the visitor a... More

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Amazing, the Mosiacs on the floors, the paintings on the walls, the gardens, the ruins, the Artifacts all amazing. Here there were some remains of the people caught up in the eruption, thought i would be upset but, was reassurred by the guide, they would not have suffered. Be careful not to use the flash on your camera,not allowed, also... More

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