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Address: Via Sepolcri, Torre Annunziata, Italy
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A very interesting visit to be coupled with visits to Pompeii and or Herculaneum

A Villa illustrating the wealth of some living in the time of the erruption of Vesuvius. A great example of grand architecture and pictorial decorations.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A Villa illustrating the wealth of some living in the time of the erruption of Vesuvius. A great example of grand architecture and pictorial decorations.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

If you enjoy history, a visit to Oplontis is a must. It is the best preserved of the local Roman historical sites and truly helps you to visualize the style and architecture of the era. As others have mentioned, there is hardly anyone there! I thought it must be an exaggeration seeing how busy Pompeii is but no - truly... More 

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Citta della Pieve, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is just one stop from Pompeii and there was just one other visitor when we went so its quiet and a delight to roam around but it is a recent discovery having been excavated between 1964-84. Supposedly the home of Poppea, wife of Nero, there are 25 "rooms" to explore, a vast swimming pool (now grassed) with lots of... More 

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Wirral
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This villa, possibly linked to the Emperor Nero, is less visited than the Pompeii and Herculanium towns. That makes it enjoyable so one can wonder around the rooms at leisure and see the beautiful paintings from the early 1st C.

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This was our second visit to the villa from Sorrento. The station for this villa is Torre Annunziata. We personally think this place is a hidden gem. If you visit early in the day you will not find it crowded. It has some of the best preserved wall paintings in Italy.

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This gem of a site is well worth a visit. Thought to be the residence of Nero's second wife Poppaea Sabina when she was not in Rome, it is a vast place containing some beautifully detailed architectural frescoes and fine detailed paintings. There are also some fascinating rooms that are great examples of a typical Roman house but of the... More 

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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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