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Villa dei Misteri, Pompeii

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Ancient Pompeii's most famous structure, Villa dei Misteri is a remarkably well-preserved ruin of a Roman villa noted for its vibrant wall paintings. The structure sustained only minor damage from the infamous eruption of Vesuvius in 79 CE, and remained covered by a thick layer of ash and soil for nearly two millennia. Excavation on one of the most stunning finds in the ancient city started in 1909, revealing a series of rooms filled with virtually undamaged columns, mosaics, frescoes, and relics of everyday life. Restored and reopened to visitors in early 2015, the elegant suburban villa provides a rare look at the splendor enjoyed by Pompeii's wealthy families. Villa dei Misteri is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • Very large and impressing villa with a lot of well preserved wall paintings in the different buildings. Really worth a visit. 
    Very large and impressing villa with a lot of well preserved wall paintings in the different buildings. Really worth a visit.  more »
  • Let's face it, you visit this site because you want to see the "mystery" fresco. As it stands, you can only see two walls of it, because you view it from an entrance in the third wall. There's no way....  more
    Let's face it, you visit this site because you want to see the "mystery" fresco. As it stands, you can only see two walls of it, because you view it from an entrance in the third wall. There's no way....  more »
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  • I can only say: Wow!. This place is a bit far from the rest of the visiting area and I think a lot of people skip this, but for me this villa was the most impressive part of Pompeii. If you arrive at Pompeii, go visit this area! It's worth every moment of your time!
  • A great place to visit. Lots to hold your interest. Would recommend a cap or umbrella on a hot day. Can take 3 to 4 hours to get around

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