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All reviews swimming pool well worth a visit pompeii and herculaneum mosaic floors hidden gem real sense local train minute walk from the train station his wife incredible site this place is amazing roman empire follow the signs steep steps this unesco world heritage site walls are covered off the beaten track
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

Very few people there so there is a feeling of "we're very privileged to see this before the crowds arrive". The state of the palce after 2000 years is amazing, and unlike Pompei, the interesting artwork has not been shipped off to museums. It's to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank lili4
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We took a guided tour with an archeologist turned tour guide and I highly recommend it (walks of Italy) the 8nfirnation was great and a lot better that just walking through the ruins Toby your self to save some money. We got to see all...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank David Y
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

The combination of preserved and restored architecture, plus absolutely stunning frescoes make this a wonderful experience. There are five ancient Roman sites in and around Pompeii: Pompeii itself, Herculaneum, the villas at Oplontis (Villa B is closed indefinitely), the villas at Stabia, and the currently...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank SteveDan45
Reviewed 6 October 2018

We travelled to the Villa Poppea ruins by the Circumvesuviana from Ercolano and visited this exceptionally well preserved villa with frescos, its own bath house and garden. The villa is very large (it belonged to Nero's second wife) and is more extensive than most sites...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We went to Oplontis after viditing Pompeii and Herculeneum, and were very impressed. You walk between huge rooms, and see wonderful artworks, including frescoes and mosaics, that were preserved very well. It is well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

This is certainly an impressive villa but there are no information boards or leaflets to tell you what you are seeing and they charge you 7 Euros for the privilege. Better to go to Stabiae nearby.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

A grand ancient Roman villa used by Emperor Nero's wife, it was both destroyed and preserved by the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD.There were so many rooms full of amazing frescoes. We spent a little over an hour there, and maybe saw 2-3...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank soonergirl1991
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This villa is unbelievable. The frescos, the rooms, the whole thing. Very easy to get to off Circumvesuviana and really worth visiting. You get entry to here and Villa Regina at Boscoreale. Only problem was Villa Regina was shut for work.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

While Pompei is the most well known worldwide we find this “little” villa more interesting for many reasons - less tourists trying to take the most original photos - very well preserved - gives a very good idea of how the (wealthy) Romans lived and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

Well worth a visit for another view of Roman culture as this is nearly complete. Steep steps down into it and basic facilities but worth a look nevertheless to complete the Vesuvian eruption experience.

Date of experience: August 2018
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jan2ken
30 September 2017|
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Response from PennyC1175 | Reviewed this property |
We went to Oplontis by coach so I can't help with the train station. But it is definitely worth a trip. Very close to Herculaneum.obvuously Amy h smaller site as it is just a villa and gardens. I really liked the bright... More
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25edie
5 August 2016|
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Response from Numismatist | Reviewed this property |
I would agree that you can manage without a guide, although you might be able to arrange one through the shore excursions desk on the ship (assuming you are on a cruise). I would agree with KTGP - the Circumvesuviana train... More
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powell7
29 May 2016|
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Response from AlafsA | Reviewed this property |
If you are at the Naples' port, the best way is to take the train on the Circumvesuviana (name of the train line) from either Porta Nolana or Garibaldi stations to Torre Annunziata - the villa is about 5-10 mins walk away.
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