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Scavi di Stabia

Via Passeggiata Archeologica, 1, 80053 Castellammare Di Stabia, Italy
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Redruth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We have been trying to find these sites for the last three visits & we finally succeeded, It was well worth the walk to both villas. Take the Circumvesuvia line to Via Nocera & turn right out of the station. Walk to the flyover & take the right turn immediately before it up the hill. The road forks & take... More

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Midlothian, VA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The Villa San Marco and the Villa Arianna are ancient Roman villas covered by the 79 AD eruption of Vesuvius. Not many people visit these wonderful examples of the homes of wealthy people in antiquity.

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London, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Hidden gem - very low key and local but fantastic to see. No facilities and limited explanation, but we found it more real than Pompeii. Local to our hotel, but may be more difficult for others to reach unless in Stabia anyway. We would have visited the other local sites on the ridge, except we only explored by chance on... More

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Derry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

It is amazing to think this site is hardly advertised as it holds more character and detail than Pompeii . It is amazing to get so close to the beautiful original art worth of the roman frescos and our guide even pointed out graffiti carried out by children .. 2000 years ago. It is situated about 500 meters from the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

a short distance from Pompeii, this villa is in wonderful shape and provides wonderful insight into how people lived at the time of the eruption that destroyed pompeii. Beautiful frescos, in tact mosaics... and you can touch and really get close to things that are under glass at Pompeii. Best thing, it's free (no need to pay for the day... More

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Dublin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is also known as the San Marco Villa. I was using the Rough Guide but their advice on how to get there was wrong. If you get off at the Via Nocera stop instead of the Castellammare Di Stabia stop go to the end of the platform and turn right, You will walk through a residential area that also... More

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London
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The site is fantastic. Try imagining the view across the bay before the town of Castellamarre was built. Of the two small sites, we preferred the Villa San Marco. Be warned that from the station (Castellamarre), there are no signs at all to the ruins. Make sure you know exactly where you are going before you leave. We walked, because... More

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Valhalla, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

No dislikes. History is always facinating !! The condition of the ruins are amazing. Go see Pompei as well.

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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

A nice hillside location looking towards Vesuvius and over Bay of Naples. You're likely to be only visitor and caretaker who speaks very little English will accompany you around. Villas would be magnificent elsewhere, but pale alongside Pompeii, Herculaneum, etc.. It is a 15 minute walk from station, but barely signposted. Taxi drivers will stripe you up, follow the walking... More

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Castellammare Di Stabia, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I live near this wonderful excavation. I visit the archeological site five/six times a year. I absoulutely suggest to visit it if you are in the surroundings. The villas are three (Villa San Marco, Villa Arianna and Nuovo Complesso) and they are different from the archelogical site in Pompei. The nearest stop is Via Nocera, by Circumvesuviana (via Sorrento) train.

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