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Ruins of Pompeii

The ghostly ruins of ancient Pompeii (Pompei in Italian) make for one of the world's most engrossing archaeological experiences. Much of the site's value lies in the fact that the town wasn't simply blown away by Ve…
Archaeological Site in Pompeii

Villa dei Misteri

This restored, 90-room villa is one of the most complete structures left standing in Pompeii. The Dionysiac frieze, the most important fresco still on site, spans the walls of the large dining room. One of the bigge…
Archaeological Site in Pompeii

Terme Suburbane

Just outside ancient Pompeii's city walls, this 1st-century-BC bathhouse is famous for several erotic frescoes that scandalised the Vatican when they were revealed in 2001. The panels decorate what was once the apod…
Archaeological Site in Pompeii

Foro

A huge rectangle flanked by limestone columns, the foro was ancient Pompeii's main piazza, as well as the site of gladiatorial games before the Anfiteatro was constructed. The buildings surrounding the forum are tes…
Archaeological Site in Pompeii

Casa del Menandro

Better preserved than the larger Casa del Fauno, luxurious Casa del Menandro has an outstanding, elegant peristyle (a colonnade-framed courtyard) beyond its beautifully frescoed atrium. On the peristyle's far right …
Archaeological Site in Pompeii

Casa del Fauno

Covering an entire insula (city block) and claiming two atria at its front end (humbler homes had one), Pompeii's largest private house is named after the delicate bronze statue in the impluvium (shallow pool). It w…
Archaeological Site in Pompeii

Tempio di Apollo

The oldest and most important of Pompeii's religious buildings, the Tempio di Apollo largely dates to the 2nd century BC, including the striking columned portico. Fragments remain of an earlier version dating to the…
Archaeological Site in Pompeii

Lupanare

The explicit frescoes at this ancient brothel provided visual 'inspiration' for clients. Once ready, visitors would indulge in one of the five rooms on the ground floor, each complete with a stone bed and latrine. S…
Museum in Pompeii

Antiquarium

Pompeii's small museum hosts rotating exhibitions showcasing the site's archaeological finds and exploring various aspects of ancient Roman culture. The space also includes an impressive multimedia presentation that…
Archaeological Site in Pompeii

Terme Stabiane

At this typical 2nd-century-BC bathing complex, bathers would enter from the vestibule, stop off in the vaulted apodyterium (changing room), and then pass through to the tepidarium (tepid bath) and caldarium (hot ba…