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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Surrey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

The villa of Poppea at Oplontis was incredible - beautiful frescoes, a large building, friendly staff and out of this world. It rivals any of the villas at Pompeii or Herculaneum by miles. The satnav took us straight to it so no excuse for not finding it. Park on the adjacent street for free and take your time to appreciate... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

we went here as we saw an exhibit on the excavations by the Univ of TX in our home town, the villa is exquisite and the frescoes and other structures are far better preserved than anywhere else we went , we saw all 5 sites of the Vesuvius eruption and this was our favorite, right off the train station

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

It is very close to a train station and you can visit it in less than one hour on the way, if you have bought the combined ticket. I was almost alone at 8.30 am. It is a minor site, but it gives you a good idea of what a luxury Roman villa looked like.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

We were recommended a visit it Oplontis by friends who knew the area and were so glad we made the trip (tying it in with a visit to Herculaneum in the morning). The wall paintings are exquisitely preserved and the crowds are fewer than those at Pompeii and Herculaneum. We bought a pass to visit all 3 sites and it... More 

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