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Reviewed 6 days ago

Nearly intact villa from 79 AD. This villa was nearly untouched by Vesuvius eruption. The name comes from the frescoes that are nearly intact in a secret room that is believed to have been dedicated to the Mystery Cult of Dionysus. The emphasis is on...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Steve R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By far the most incredible building from ancient Pompeii!! I highly suggest you take the time to see and truly understand what this building was to the people in that era. This is definitely the most well preserved structure in Pompeii. Go see it for...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic a must see. You can exit from there short walk to train station about 400m . The condition of the building and art work is amazing

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2019

Close to the forum this is usually not covered by the guided tours - big mistake as it is fascinating

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 30, 2019

This villa is the one that most visitors miss and will kick themselves when they realise they have! It has some of the best frescoes and decoractions in the whole 170 acres of Pompeii. Located no longer than 10 minutes from the forum down the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank tomj932
Reviewed July 22, 2019

Pompei is wonderful to explore and well worth a few hours, but this is the best part! Beautifully restored, with the best frescoes in Pompei. Few people get this far, which is a bonus, and it would be a shame to miss it! Make sure...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

It’s not far from the forum, I heard several tour guides demotiving the customers not to go, but it’s worth it in my opinion

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank DonCesar
Reviewed June 27, 2019

Amongst many amazing sites at Pompeii this was our favourite. Lovingly restored and feels like it was created yesterday. But note many scholars says it is not exact to the original which would have been less glossy as far as the frescos go. One room...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank APP06
Reviewed June 6, 2019

We saw this while visiting Pompei. It is a villa/residence on the outscirts of Pompei. It is interesting, many frescos, and a good idea how someone may have lived then. In the whole day at Pompei it is worth the short walk. It is still...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Siteseer1
Reviewed May 16, 2019

A short walk from the entrance to the Pompei site brings you to this somewhat hidden and missed gem by many visitors. The wall decoration is stunning and the Villa has a real atmosphere as you escape the crowds.

Date of experience: May 2019
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April 17, 2019|
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Response from RebHayter | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it part of the city of pompeii, although it was built just outside the city walls, but it is still with in the Pompeii site, and as such can be viewed with in your days entrance. it is well worth the extra walking to... More
August 19, 2015|
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Response from Dustymiller44 | Reviewed this property |
The door by the Villa dei misteri is only an exit. You have to enter through one of the entrances. The closest one is downhill on the left hand side of the road when exiting the Circumvesuviana station. You will then have to... More
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Response from Dustymiller44 | Reviewed this property |
Cruise ships generally have excursions to Pompei. Be prepared for a hot few hours with lots of other Visitors. I would not recommend going on your own there. If the cruise offers a trip to Paestum take that in preference to... More