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Oplontis

Via Sepolcri, Pompeii, Italy
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Ranked #6 of 34 attractions in Pompeii
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing Roman ruin. It is one (very fancy) villa and took us about an hour to visit. We learned about the site from Italian friends who knew what it was - we had never heard of it. Two things made Oplontis memorable. First, it was excavated more recently than Pompeii or Ecolano, and is in better shape.... More

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is just one large villa, a very different experience from Pompeii and Herculaneum, but if you enjoyed them, this is definitely a "must see". The rooms are more intact and there are still frescos painted on the walls, this gives you more of an idea how the rich Romans lived. It's a very peaceful place, not many people there... More

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Because of strikes at Pompeii and Herculaneum, we came here, almost by default. It is an easy train ride from Pompeii to Torre Annuziata and a short, well signed walk from the train station. We stopped at the Tourist Information office a short way before the ruins. They were amazing and made sure we had lots of information about the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Oplontis is a little super well preserved jem. I have visited many roman sites and I was stunned by the villa and its frescos. Definetely it's a must see.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We visited here after Herculaneum which wasn't particularly busy unlike Pompeii but there was only 2 other people in there. It was very nice and peacful and nice to be able to take it all in without the throngs of tourists pushing and shoving to take a picture of a moasaic!

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We escaped here after the horrors of Pompeii and it was another world. Very easy to find from the station and there were only half a dozen other people in the whole site. It is absolutely beautiful with the most amazing wall paintings many of which still look perfect. It was so lovely just to wander around and gaze at... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This might only be one stop towards Naples from Pompei Scavi on the Circumvesuviana, but it's a whole different world away from the tourist traps. Don't be put as you emerge from Torre Annuziata station...turn left, turn right at the bottom of the road and carry on down the hill until you come to the excavations of Oplontis about 300m... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Family of 4, 13 yr old and 10 yr old children. Went as part of the 5-site multi-ticket. This was the cherry on the cake of our visits to ruins in the Pompeii area. Very quiet - but the emptiness really fed the children's ability to explore - and they found this place fascinating....despite already spending a whole day at... More

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Hayward, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I purchased the 5 site pack. Went to 3 of the 5 sites. Could not find Stabia (?), though took train & waited at bus stop for 1 hour (bus never arrived). And went to museum too late--also difficult to find.

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Adelaide, Australia
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25 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Easy access down well signposted streets from station....all access details trains etc are on the pamphlet you get at any ruins site. Huge house.

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