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“One of the jewels of Pompeii with its amazing frescoes” 5 of 5 stars
Review of House of the Mysteries (Villa dei Misteri)

House of the Mysteries (Villa dei Misteri)
Pompeii, Italy
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Ranked #10 of 29 Attractions in Pompeii
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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“One of the jewels of Pompeii with its amazing frescoes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

No visit to Pompeii is complete without checking the Villa dei Misteri, and it's not the easiest villa to get to. You have to head north of the city, cross the north necropolis and then walk a little more, as it's outside of the city boundaries. But the famous frescoes, probably the most famous of the whole town, and well worth the extra walk. Be careful though. It's easy to miss them if you don't pay attention... they're situated in a small dining room on the far left side of the villa, and you have to step out of the house, not far from the public entrance to the site is, and turn left before reentering the house, to find them.

Visited September 2013
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“Murals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

The villa is separate from main settlement and appears to be more complete than most ,has beautiful murals. make sure to walk all the way round to find them.

Visited September 2013
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Tortona, Italy
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“One of the best villas in Pompeii.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Located in a quiet area of the archeological site a bit 'far away, in fact you have to walk for a while before reaching it, this being off the beaten path of guides etc, but still easily identifiable through the map that you will be given at the entrance.
This is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful villas in Pompeii, as early as the panoramic views that can be enjoyed in front of it, with the glimpse of Mount Vesuvius in the background.
Inside the beautiful frescoes are very well preserved even if a part of the site is closed.
All in all the toil and struggle against the heat exhausting it worth to admire this beautiful property.

Visited June 2013
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Timisoara, Romania
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“Very well preserved, unfortunately most of the rooms were closed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I'll have to return to see the famous frescoes. Still was worth the walk- it's a bit outside the ancient city wals and very easy to miss.

Visited August 2013
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“House of Mysteries”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Do some research before yo uset off to Italy and Pompeii. Yoiu will appreciate Pompeii better. When you enter those houses, privates houses their owners and occupiers gone forever, you will feel their presence. I even felt I was intruding, trespassing a all those private houses. What an experience

Visited August 2013
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