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House of the Faun (Casa del Fauno)

Pompeii, Italy
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Ranked #14 of 34 Attractions in Pompeii
Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Not to be missed during your visit to the ruins. The original statue is in the Naples Museum but the replica will do. Visit the museum in Naples after your Pompeii visit to see a fine collection of artifacts.

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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

While the original bronze statue of the faun and the most admirable mosaic floors are housed in the Naples Museum, the reproductions provide you with the opportunity to glimpse the splendor that existed 2000 years ago. This is a vast, luxurious villa with two peristyles, wonderful gardens and a dining room for every season. Visit early on your tour of... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I don't know if the statue was saved at this real site but the mosaic floor is one incredible thing to see

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It was closed, like so much in Pompeii and Herculaneum. They have to conserve, but feel they should warn you before you buy a ticket - or reduce the price a little. Otherwise - Herculaneum is easier, and more intact. Really gives the feel of how the romans lived - all classes, too...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is a good piece of history ,the original faun is now in the museum in Naples,but plenty of the ruins remain.You can get a feel of how things were back in ancient times .A busy attraction

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Great to see the house, even better to link it with the artefacts in the Archaeological museum. Just wish I could have seen the artefacts in the house when it was first uncovered!

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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Most of this house is now in the nationale archelogical museo in naples, including the real faun...the one here is a fake. Go to the museum and see the best of pompei...as its not here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

You have to see the detail ~ from the dancing faun statue in the front garden to the detail floor tile (replica - original is in the museum in Naples) dating back to 333 BC. The largest private home covering an entire city block (3,000 sq. meters). Don't miss it!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The house of the faun is a perfectly preserved home in Pompeii. The fact that it was buried under ash and still looks this great in unbelievable! The statue of the child "dancing" that is in the center foyer is breathtaking, along with the beautiful mosaic floor art it is a prime example of the ancient Italian way of life.

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

At the Naples museum you see the valuable artworks but they do not prepare you for the size of this "villa". It is more like a housing complex of the times. Make sure you visit it when you go to Pompeii

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