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“One of the best villas in Pompeii.”
Review of Villa dei Misteri

Villa dei Misteri
Ranked #5 of 98 things to do in Pompeii
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 11, 2013

Located in a quiet area of the archeological site a bit 'far away, in fact you have to walk for a while before reaching it, this being off the beaten path of guides etc, but still easily identifiable through the map that you will be given at the entrance.
This is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful villas in Pompeii, as early as the panoramic views that can be enjoyed in front of it, with the glimpse of Mount Vesuvius in the background.
Inside the beautiful frescoes are very well preserved even if a part of the site is closed.
All in all the toil and struggle against the heat exhausting it worth to admire this beautiful property.

1  Thank Magellano81
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

I'll have to return to see the famous frescoes. Still was worth the walk- it's a bit outside the ancient city wals and very easy to miss.

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Reviewed August 23, 2013

Do some research before yo uset off to Italy and Pompeii. Yoiu will appreciate Pompeii better. When you enter those houses, privates houses their owners and occupiers gone forever, you will feel their presence. I even felt I was intruding, trespassing a all those private houses. What an experience

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is off the main tracks at Pompeii but it is well worth the walk to see it. The views of Vesuvius from here are wonderful and the villa itself is beautifully preserved in its own way.

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Reviewed July 28, 2013

A long walk from the main forum and once you get there many of the rooms appear to be off limits. However, the main room with some wonderful mysterious frescos was open and whilst you can only peer across a barrier and not walk around the room, they are colourful, beautiful and none the less impressive despite being so well known from reproductions. The walk to and from the villa takes you past tombs and memorials and this, in itself, is good reason to go this way.

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