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Review of Casa del Fauno

Casa del Fauno
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Half-Day Tour of Pompeii from Amalfi, Positano, Praiano, Ravello, Maiori or...
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Daily Pompeii Group Tour with Archaeological Guide
Ranked #8 of 94 things to do in Pompeii
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

At the Naples museum you see the valuable artworks but they do not prepare you for the size of this "villa". It is more like a housing complex of the times.
Make sure you visit it when you go to Pompeii

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Reviewed December 28, 2013

The Casa del Fauno is a large and impressive residence with a nice courtyard. It has a replica of the statue of the dancing Faun. The original is on display at the National Archaeological Museum in Naples as is the original mosaic of the battle between Alexander and Darius.

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Reviewed November 9, 2013

The house is located on Via della Fortuna (this street extends from Via di Nola). It's best known for the statue of the Faun, but can also be identified by the "HAVE" mosaic welcome mat at the entrance. It's also well known for the famous ancient mosaic of the battle between Alexander and Darius. The original mosaic is on display in a museum in Naples (along with the original statue of the dancing Faun), but the battle scene was recreated in the very same spot it originated from. Either way, it still gives you an idea of what the house looked like prior to it's destruction. There's also a book called "Pompeii Reconstructed" that is very helpful in visualizing what it looked like back in 79 AD. You'll save lots of money if you buy it online before taking the trip to Italy. Also, you may want to go there early before the tour groups arrive.

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Reviewed September 11, 2013

Certainly it is one of the major attractions of Pompeii, the home of the dancing Faun, famous and architecturally significant, of course, his own peculiarity is the small bronze statue visible.
Unfortunately, this statue seems to be a copy of the original, however it is equally beautiful and evocative.

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Reviewed August 29, 2013

One of the few houses in Pompeii that you must see and actually can see becauseit wasn't locked up, like most. Must have been the nicest house aound back then. Two gardens with collonades, many rooms, the fountain with the faun. Also visit the museum in Naples to see the original statue of the dancing faun and the incredible mosaics, furniture and jewellery they found there. Including the famous mosaic of Alexander the Great and Darius.

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