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Jo_and_Tom wrote a review Mar 2020
Anna, Ohio1,420 contributions224 helpful votes
Beautiful vila with great garden and rooms with mosaics. Some of it was restricted since they were doing digging and preserving.
Date of experience: March 2020
APP06 wrote a review Oct 2019
Cambridge, United Kingdom239 contributions61 helpful votes
The House of the Faun is one of the most famous houses in Pompei and was luckily open when we visited (Houses are frequently closed including when we were there The House of the Tragic Poet although you can still see the famous 'Cave Canem' mosaic at its entrance). An extensive site it is best known for its famous miniature faun statue and its Alexander The Great mosaic but note both of these are replicas. The originals are in the museum in Naples. I love the mosaic at the entrance spelling out the single word 'Have', a variant of the Roman 'Ave' meaning greeting (see photo). Whoever lived here must presumably have been one of the most wealthy inhabitants judging from its size and grandeur. There are many must sees in Pompei but make sure you visit this one if it is open.…
Date of experience: November 2018
Helena L wrote a review Aug 2019
Malmesbury, United Kingdom777 contributions183 helpful votes
One of the must see houses in Pompeii. The entrance way, the little statue of the Faun and the mosaic are all worthy of your time. Easy to find. Easy to miss if not looking for it. A 10 mins visit. Could be crowded.
Date of experience: August 2019
Tom J wrote a review Jul 2019
London, United Kingdom1,375 contributions809 helpful votes
The House of the Faun is located somewhat central in Pompeii not far from the forum, and is clearly the home of a once wealthy local. The mosaic showing the battle between Alexander the Great and Darius is stunning, albeit the original is in the museum in Naples. The statue of the faun, in the main atrium, is smaller than you would imagine but fantastic none the less. This is a must visit site when in Pompeii.…
Date of experience: July 2019
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Mark42139 wrote a review Jul 2019
New York City, New York1,381 contributions374 helpful votes
This is an incredibly well preserved house that shows us what life was like almost 2,000 years ago! Amazing!
Date of experience: June 2019