Casa del Salone Nero
Casa del Salone Nero
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Levannah
Hendersonville, NC836 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
This villa is typical of the often better executed wall art seen in Herculaneum. The site is a resort for the wealthy, as opposed to a working town. This would explain the generally higher quality art and materials than seen in Pompeii. Also, second stories survive in Herculaneum (Ercolano, modern name) and do not in Pompeii. In addition, the extreme high temperatures of pyroclastic flow than buried the town preserved wooden artifacts such as furniture, paneled doors, and cooking utensils. Many of these are in the Naples Museum. A noteworthy detail of this villa is the intact marble well-top covering (see picture) in the form of a column, found in-situ in the garden.
Written June 16, 2019
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LoveToTravelTerrie
Frisco, TX1,307 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
We stopped here with a guide on our tour of Herculaneum. The ceiling and walls gave me a sense of how fancy these places must have been!
Written June 14, 2019
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Ron S
New York City, NY5,710 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
The House of the Black Hall is named after black panels painted on the walls of one of its rooms. It's well preserved, with excellent wall and ceiling decorations, floor mosaics, and carbonized doorway wood at the entrance. Also to the right of the entrance there's a wine shop sign on the wall.
Written May 23, 2016
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MalcH
Loughborough, UK2,839 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Really liked this building. Well preserved, fabulous painting in the walls but the bit that really got me was the carbonised wood around the doors. Hit home how the town was destroyed and the heat of the volcano burnt everything in its path.
Written July 2, 2018
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Anthony S
Brisbane, Australia1,857 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
Due to the frescoes on the walls this is one of the best buildings to enter. Painted walls helps with reliving the home side of the town so long ago.
Written September 26, 2017
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Ashfield531
Ringwood, UK1,221 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
You can enter this house but you have to wonder when there is not a lot of natural light why would the owner choose to paint a room with black as the dominant colour
Written June 12, 2017
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Peter S
Bradford, UK146 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
Like much of Herculaneum, seeing the quality of the wall paintings and the mosaics etc, it makes you wonder about the skill of the artists and the civilised lifestyle led by the people almost 2000 years ago
Written May 27, 2017
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matthewcrampton
Sorrento, Italy16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
Love this room, gave a real feel for the day 2000 years ago. There were so many room to look at but the ones with more detail were a highlight.
Written April 12, 2017
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retireeVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,829 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
The House of Nero or House with the Black Hall was located in Insula VI close to the College of Augustales and a wine shop with a menu frescoed beside its entrance. The owner of this house was wealthy judging by the size of the house, its private courtyard, and its many frescoed rooms, one with walls painted in expensive black.

First, we saw the lovely courtyard. We approached it by walking on a dark grey tile mosaic with scattered white dots and a white tile border - quite different from other floor mosaics. The once elegant fluted columns around the courtyard were in poor shape, some stripped down to their brick cores. Rooms in the house were accessed from this courtyard.

There were several rooms in this villa that gave visitors an idea of the colors the owner preferred on the walls. The memorable black frescoed walls in one room were incomplete and blotchy, but their effect in creating a darkened room could be visualized. The black color on this wall was the background color and then a design, featuring terra cotta columns trimmed in blue, was painted on top. The ceiling of the room was partly vaulted with more of the blotchy black paint. The use of the black paint indicated to guests that the owner was wealthy with money to spend on such expensive colors.

Another room, also with a partly vaulted ceiling, had a lighter decor. Walls had been painted first white and then a design in terra cotta had been painted on top. Another room had walls with the lower section painted all in a terra cotta color with the upper section white and then a flat ceiling in white and terra cotta designs. Another room had white panels with terra cotta borders separated with a band of blue. The designs on the walls in all of the rooms seemed to feature architectural details rather than mythological figures.

The family had an outdoor niche where perhaps Roman gods were displayed. There was a small marble well outside whose fluted rim showed were ropes had rubbed against it. Examples of the charred original wood in the house could be seen too. This once luxurious house can't be missed due to its prominent position on a main street and other important buildings. A good place to linger a bit.
Written October 19, 2016
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daga58bis
Rome, Italy691 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
The Salone Nero house is considered one of the most luxurious in Ercolano and naturally owes its name to a black wall. More than 300 m2 large
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Written August 26, 2023
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