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Scavi di Stabia

Castellammare Di Stabia, Italy
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Midlothian, VA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
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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
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
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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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9 helpful votes 9 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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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
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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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Brilliant villas that you can wander about free of charge. Lots of information to read all written in English and wonderful views over the whole area.

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