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Oplontis

Address: Via Sepolcri, Torre Annunziata, Italy
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This is a sit near Pompeii that is very similar, it gives you a good look at what it was like several thousand years ago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

On our way back from Herculanum to Pompeii, we decided to stop at Torre Annunziata to visit Villa Oplontis. It's very close to the train station and easy to find. The place is full of beautiful paintings and missing them would have been a mistake. But I recommend doing the visit during the morning or in the early afternoon, to... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

If you get the special offer ticket for 5 sites you will have Oplontis included in this. It is a well preserved villa, thought to have belonged to Nero's second wife, with fine examples of wall paintings and an olympic sized swimming pool. Its easy to get to by train from Sorrento - you get off at Torre Annunziata, turn... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This site is well worth a short visit to see the very well preserved frescos and to appreciate how big some of these villas were. This is one of the options if you buy a 5 site ticket, and you can probably visit on the same day you visit Herculaneum and is a 5 minute walk from the Circumvesuviana railway.

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Kent, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Oplontis gives you a really different perspective of live before the eruption in 79AD because whereas Pompeii was the city of your ordinary citizen, Oplontis was the villa of the upper class. You can really imagine a decadent lifestyle being lived here. A lot of the wall frescoes are still intact with beautiful bright colours. It doesn't take long to... More 

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Nissan-lez-Enserune, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We had been to Pompeii, but Nero's wife's villa was better than anything at Pompeii. The colors and details in the frescoes were in amazing condition. There was hardly anyone there which made it even more enjoyable than fighting the bus-loads at Pompeii.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This luxurious holiday residence was attributed to Poppaea Sabina, emperor Nero's second wife, herself member of a Pompeian family. It is the best example of high class architecture and decorations from what I visited in the area. The large building is only partially excavated, but the rooms brought to light enchant the visitor with the perspective views and their fine... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Skip the over-crowded streets of Pompeii - take the train to Oplontis and marvel in the craftsmanship and artistry of ancient Rome!!

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Rye, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Not a must see, but a great brief stop on a car ride between Naples and Sorrento or Amalfi. The frescos here are much more complete than those in Pompeii. The estate can be seen fully in 30 to 45 minutes and the self guide pamphlet does a very nice job of helping to understand what you are seeing. We... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Easily located from the circumvesuviana out of the station turn left and then first right and go straight on you can't miss it. Wonderful Villa supposedly belonging to one of Nero's wives still has some scaffolding and some American archaologists when we visited again. Toilets leave much to be desired (Dead bird trapped in the window of the gents) did... More 

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