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Scavi di Oplontis

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Address: Via Sepolcri 2, 80058 Torre Annunziata, Italy
Phone Number: 0818575347
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Amazing villa

€22 euro for the 5 site combo ticket including oplontis, Pompeii and more. This site was easy to reach, not far from the train station, quiet and well preserved. We spent roughly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ashley S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

€22 euro for the 5 site combo ticket including oplontis, Pompeii and more. This site was easy to reach, not far from the train station, quiet and well preserved. We spent roughly 1.5 hours here and it was well worth the visit.

Thank Ashley S
Matlock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you think large Roman villa you may have an image of an isolated building in the middle of nowhere so it was a bit of a surprise to see villa oplontis surrounded by urban sprawl with a block of flays behind it. Its former opulence is evident from the size, number of rooms and what was a massive pool.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only one Metro stop away from Pompeii, this site is a must visit if you have time. If you buy the Combo ticket (22€) Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplintis and more is included. It's truly beautiful and not over touristed so a great place to take your time. Most of the main structure is well preserved and it's easy to imagine what... More 

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Manchester UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a little known archaeological site. It is a Roman Villa and so is a very compact site. However, this Villa is more than worth a visit if you enjoy Roman history. On the day we visited (the first Sunday of the month) admission was free! As are the other local historical sites. As this site is only small... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you've done Pompei Scavi and Herculaneum Scavi, it's easy to think, whats the point of going to Oplontis, after all it's just one Villa, but ........... Wow, what a Villa it is! It's just stunning. It's a very large Villa and has some amazing frescoes, make sure you have lots of room on your camera. This place was pretty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Roman villa covered over by the 79AD eruption as was Pompeii. Much, much quieter but with stunning murals and mosaics which are much more impressive than those in Pompeii. Our architectural guide rates the murals as some of the best in the ancient Roman world

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We bought the 5 site archeological ticket online for Pompeii and Herculaneum which also includes this well preserved villa belonging to Nero's wife which was also civered by the Vesuvius eruption of AD79. There was no-one else at it, yet its easily reached on the circumvisuviana railway by a short walk from the Torre Annunziata station. Its a large well... More 

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Bydgoszcz, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

If You want touch a little bit of past age and felt how genious made that great city You have to go there!

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Chippenham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

The excavations at Oplontis have revealed a Roman Villa, reputed to be that of Poppea. It's a "sunken" site like Herculaneum, having been buried under many metres of molten rock/ lava. It was only comparatively recently excavated, using more careful modern methods, so less of it has been messed up or unsensitively reconstructed, which means that what you are looking... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Villa Oplontis/Villa Poppaea/Villa A, is thought to have belonged to Nero’s second wife Poppaea. The oldest part of the villa is dated, middle of 1st century BC. Archaeologists believe the villa wasn’t occupied at the time of the 79AD eruption, as it seemed to have been in the process of being restored after the eruption of 62AD, plus no human... More 

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