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Address: Via Sepolcri, Torre Annunziata, Italy
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Interesting and wonderful 1st C Roman painting

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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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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Address: Address: Via Sepolcri, Torre Annunziata, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Province of Naples  >  Torre Annunziata

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