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House of the Faun (Casa del Fauno)

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very modern features of todays luxury homes

a 10,000 sq ft. house. these people must have been really important.. Ornate and yet modern, with heated floors for comfort. They had a steam plant to keep them warm.!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

a 10,000 sq ft. house. these people must have been really important.. Ornate and yet modern, with heated floors for comfort. They had a steam plant to keep them warm.!!

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New City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The house is interesting and beautiful. One has to try to imagine what it was like "back then." It looks like it would have been a nice place to live! The Alexander mosaic is superb--and the "Fauno" is great with his little tail. He was definitely smaller than we expected, as others have commented. There are several spots in the... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The statue and the House of the Faun are inside the Pompeii ruins. You can see some of its original mosaics in the Archeological Museum in Naples.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Such an elegant little statue, don't miss this villa when visiting Pompeii. A faun is mythological figure from the Roman times.

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Siena, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I adore the little Faun statue as you enter the vestibulum of Casa del Fauno...and am impressed with the wealth this family must have had because there are two peristylii (roman gardens within the walls of the villa) grand mosaics, and the negozio (store) at the front of the villa is larger than normal and sports a more elegant marble... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This villa is in excellent condition (surely some restoration and rebuilding has been undertaken but I don't remember). It was clearly the home of someone wealthy when it was built, with its large rooms, very large beautiful garden, and gorgeous view of that mountain that the inhabitants had no idea was a deadly volcano. (It had not erupted for so... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Very cute, the faun is a lot smaller than I thought it would be, but hey, that's why we visit these places, to see for ourselves.

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Pompeii is lovely and this is one of the sites you should put on your itinerary. Not far from the entrance. The faun is quite small but nevertheless a real beauty. You need to remember that it represents... the culture, the religion, the city destroyed. And it survived to today. Great piece.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

It is one or the largest home in Pompei, with a 3 000 m2 total area. The Dancing Faun and the Alexander mosaic have be recreated for the visitors. There are a few other beautiful mosaic. Most of the original artwork is now found in the Museo Archeologico Museo of Napoli.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

There is something about the House of the Faun that I just loved. I don't know if it's that this Faun is still standing after the chaos of the eruption or that you can see the contrast of upper class living from that era. Either way, it's beautiful and mind blowing. Fascinating to imagine what life was like for them... More 

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