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Villa Romana e Antiquarium

Via Santa Lucia, Minori, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 8 Attractions in Minori
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The Villa Romana has only been properly excavated in the second half of the 20th Century. It was originally built in the first century at sea level but over the centuries had finished well below ground level. It has only been possible to rescue part of the structure because of past town developments. What remains gives a good idea of... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The Roman ruins here are fairly interesting but hardly any attention has been made to make the most of them, they look as if there is nobody looking after the site or trying to make the place interesting to tourists. It is free to view, and was situated behind our hotel, but if we had travelled to Minori especially for... More

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Windsor, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It's still being excavated, so it's exciting that they are finding new bits all the time. It's free! The locals are really proud of it and want tourists to come and see it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This littel gem was only rediscovers in the 50's. It is free but for a small tip the guide is happy to point out some interesting wall art.

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Very interesting ruins, in quite good condition, right in the middle of residential Minori. Historically important - Tiberius was there. Definitely worth a visit.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Looked pics of the place-must be a great experience-but according to my title.me never benn there-just running through Minori at one night!Maybe next time..

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Well worth a visit. Its large and impressive. Remarkably its free. Amazing to see it tucked into a residential area with houses built next to it and over it.

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Orange County, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

These ruins are interesting and worth a visit, but due to being built in a damp location the original frescoes have been significantly damaged or have disintegrated. There are still many artifacts to view.

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

There are so many sites in Italy I never heard about it before Minori! We stayed in a hotel just in front of the villa , an amazing ancient roman site downtown, Among the local people houses . Really interesting !

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Smack in the middle of Minori sit the remains of what must have been a huge mansion belonging to a powerful Roman tycoon whose name and station remain totally unknown. It originally sat by the seaside and lies over a dozen feet below the current surface level. There is plenty in this unpretentious but thorough restoration to evoke the daily... More

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