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  • 26. Odeion - Small Theater

    The Odeon is the smaller theatre in the complex, built between 80 and 75 BC. It is architecturaly similar to Greek style theatres, but it still clearly Roman in origin. It is free-standing, rather...

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  • 27. Domus Pompeiana - Houses

    Pompeii has many houses (domus) that are fascinating to explore. Some of them are very large and well preserved with re-created roofs, gardens, original mosaics and wall paintings. They are creatively...

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  • 28. Casa Del Poeta Tragico

    The House of the Tragic Poet shows a typical layout of a Pompeiian house. The house is famous for its elaborate mosaics and frescos depicting scenes from mythology. There are fresco's of Zeus and Hera...

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  • 29. Erotic Pompei

    Erotic art in Pompeii was discovered in the ancient cities around the bay of Naples (particularly of Pompeii and Herculaneum) after extensive excavations began in the 18th century. The city was found...

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  • 30. Stabian Baths - Thermae

    The Stabian Baths get their name as they lie on the corner of the Via Stabiana and the Via dell'Abbondanza. They are the oldest baths in Pompeii, built in the 4th century BC, although they have been...

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  • 31. Vesuvius

    While on a visit to Rome, I took a long awaited trip to a fascinating city with a dramatic history, Pompeii. This wealthy Roman port city was buried under volcanic ash and pumice in August 24, 79 AD...

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  • 32. Casa di Loreius Tiburtinus

    The porticoed upper the pools of the Casa di Loreius Tiburtinus was decorated with statues alluding to Egypt, homeland of the goddess Isis: in the center there is a sacellum with fountains, at the...

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  • 33. Temple of the Lares

    The Household Lares are the gods of the home. Most houses in ancient rome would have a shrine to these gods, and make offerings in the hope that the Lares would protect them and their home. The Temple...

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  • 34. Necropoli

    Outside the Nocera Gate you can see the Necropoli di Porta Nocera (in English, Necropolis of Porta Nocera) with many graves dating from the first century B.C. to the first century A.D. Many graves...

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  • 35. Baths - Thermae

    Pompeians were squeaky clean, no doubt about it. There were multiple public baths in Pompeii and a good ol' soak was part of the daily routine. It was a bit of a ritual involving exercise, warm soak,...

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  • 36. Casa del Menandro

    The House of Memander is one of the largest and most lavish houses in Pompeii. Its name comes from the well preserved Fresco of Menander, an ancient Greek dramatist, situated in the Peristyle. Much of...

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  • 37. Gladiator Barrack - Caserma

    The Caserma dei Gladiatori (gladiators' barracks) is the first monument you can see at the entrance of the ancient town. It is located behind the Big Theatre and the spectators were here during the...

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  • 38. Casa di D. Octavius Quartius

    The House of Octavius Quartio is another of the larger houses in Pompeii, occupying almost an entire Insula. It is famous for its remarkably preserved artwork and also its extensive gardens. The most...

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  • 39. Caligula's Arch

    This is one of the most photographed scenes in Pompeii, and why not, its a marvel that it is still intact and with Mt. Vesuvias looming in the background as a sobering reminder of its destructive...

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  • 40. Casa del Larario di Achille

    Close to the fullonica Stephani you can see the Casa del Larario di Achille (in English, House of the Larario of Achilles) was built in the first century B.C. and it was under restored in 79 A.D. In...

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  • 41. Casa degli Amorini Dorati

    The Casa degli Amorini Dorati (house of the golden cupids) owes the name to the golden cupids that adorned the rooms (Now in the Museum of Naples). The house was owned by gens Pompea allied with...

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  • 42. Garden of the Fugitives

    This is a large space cultivated as a vineyard, on the south-western edge of the city. A glassed-in display area houses the plaster casts of some of the victims from 79 AD, overcome killed by the...

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  • 43. Ruins

    Pompeii, Italy is an absolute must-see place! The entire city is a VT tip! It was not only amazing to see what had been uncovered, but how advanced life was at that time. Townhouses, villas, paved...

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  • 44. Casa dei Ceii

    Behing the Casa del Larario di Achille you can find the Casa dei Ceii (in English, Ceii's House) owned by Ceius Secundus. The house has got the typical Roman shape with the atrium, the triclinium and...

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  • 45. Gardens

    One of the most pleasing elements of visiting Pompeii is the careful attention that the Italians have put into recreating and maintaining the gardens within the homes of Pompeii. It helps to provide...

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  • 46. Ticket - Entry

    Just to add to leic's comment about entry into Pompeii - if you are over 65 and are a resident of the EU and carry proof of this, then you pay NOTHING to get into Pompeii, thus saving Euro 20....

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  • 47. Casa della Fontana Piccola

    One of the nicest preserved houses in Pompeii was the House of the Little Fountain. It gets its name from the lovely ornate, and perfectly preserved fountain in the rear of the house. Its made of...

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  • 48. Mensa Ponderaria - Weight Measures

    This odd-looking slab in an alcove of the Forum is a mensa ponderaria: table of measures. The graduated sizes of depressions were used as the official units of measure by which goods were sold -...

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  • 49. Casa della Caccia Antica

    The Casa della caccia antica (in English, house of the ancient hunting) was built in the first century BC and it was modified in the years. The house has got wonderful frescos of the fourth type that...

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  • 50. Reclaiming the Past

    Walking through the streets of Pompeii is like walking into the past. It provides a rare opportunity to walk through an ancient city that is practically completely intact, at least until you look up....

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