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Scavi di Stabia

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Address: Via Passeggiata Archeologica, 1, 80053 Castellammare Di Stabia, Italy
Phone Number: 39 081 8575347
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Villas San Marco and Arianna

Our favorite of all the wonderful ruins to see in Naples. Villa San Marco must have particularly good feng shui because it left us both feeling relaxed and calm. Villa San Marco... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Our favorite of all the wonderful ruins to see in Naples. Villa San Marco must have particularly good feng shui because it left us both feeling relaxed and calm. Villa San Marco is still in excellent condition and the views were magnificent. I can really see why i would want to be a wealthy Roman!!!...or at least the slave of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Visited the site earlier this year with my family. Its probably difficult to get there by public transport but if you have a car its well worth the trip. We had the place completely to ourselves which makes the experience much more evocative imagining going back in time. I would like to make a special mention for the lady that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

San Marco is a real gem. In an unlikely and not very well signed location, look out for a small brown sign leading up a dirt road that seems to go just to an old building. Follow it for 100m to reach a very quiet but magnificent ruin of a villa...there's even a swimming pool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Stabia, like Herculaneum was another coastal city destroyed along with Pompeii, in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Stadia was ultra wealthy, Herculaneum was a wealthy city of villas, while Pompeii was a cosmopolitan port city. The Stabia excavations have unearthed 2 mega villas thus far, resplendent in artifacts, art, frescoes, mosaics and standing structures. Fun to visit now as new... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

If you love Roman ruins, these villas are a must-not-miss. I can't believe I had waited all these years. We had a guide who was a talented and extremely articulate archaeologist give us a personal tour and the whole experience was breathtaking. We had the place completely to ourselves. I would truly recommend getting a qualified guide though - there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Currently 2 of the 3 villas are open - Villa San Marco and Villa Arianna. Very quiet and beautiful places, no tourists and free of charge. I recommend printing some map of the locations of the villas. We went there on foot, got off on Via Nocera Circumvesuviana stop and from there you're on your own - almost no signs... More 

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Leechburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

These ruins are quite beautiful. I spent the morning there with a guide who did not speak English, but she showed me some of the "hidden" areas that are blocked off from the public's view. This was a truly enjoyable tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Superb experience to whet your appetite for Pompeii and Herculaneum. The ruins are also free of charge and void of any crowds. well worth the visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Oh so excellent. This is a little known and little frequented archaeological site. It is a pair of high status villas about 300m apart, although we only managed to see one. But what a one. The villa is wonderfully intact with some beautiful painted plasterwork. There are about 20 rooms or so, wonderful mosaics an an imposing atrium and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

What a surprise this place was. Much quieter than the better known sites and a lot smaller but I do recommend a visit to this and another nearby Villa excavated at the same time. The preservation of this Roman Villa is excellent and a revelation. Don't do as others do and miss this place. Best to get a taxi or... More 

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