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Scavi di Oplontis

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Address: Via Sepolcri 2, 80058 Torre Annunziata, Italy
Phone Number: +39 081 857 5347
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MANY BREATHTAKING MOMENTS ON ENTERING ROOMS

Sometimes it is difficult to get a sense of the depth, Vesuvius once engulfed towns and buildings with its debris. On arriving at Villa Oplontis, it gives a great appreciation of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sometimes it is difficult to get a sense of the depth, Vesuvius once engulfed towns and buildings with its debris. On arriving at Villa Oplontis, it gives a great appreciation of just how deep it was buried, with over 30 steps down, (8.5 metres), from street level to access it. So much of the villa is intact, reducing the need... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A hidden gem, I had heard of Herculaneum, I have visited Pompeii but had never heard of this amazing Roman Villa. Five euro for entry and best value visit I made on my holiday. A must see excavation if you are interested in Roman ruins.

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Needingworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Went by here as got a combination ticket for 5 sites inc Herculaneum, Pompeii etc for 22,00. A nice quick walk down from the station. The guide book here (FREE) was very useful and gave lots of detail to help point out areas of interest and give a suggested route. This was fantastic although at one point the route was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We so enjoyed this Villa. It has amazing frescos, it's own baths, a huge swimming pool, and so much else to explore. You really get a feel for what it must have been like, not least because there are so few other visitors. Included in the 5 sites pass along with Pompeii and Herculaneum, this villa is a very different... More 

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Oevel, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is the excavation of the villa of Poppeia, the second wife of emperor Nero. It is really worthwhile to pay a visit. The whole villa is excavated and you see all the rooms, many of them with beautiful fresco's. At the ticket office you recieve a small written guide that explains every room you visit. It's a gem, even... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

After reading the reviews and noting this was on our 3 day pass we decided to check it out. What a lovely villa with so much décor still intact. It was very quiet with only one other couple wandering around when we were there. We enjoyed the peace and quiet and exploring the villa on our own, the small guide... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

€22 euro for the 5 site combo ticket including oplontis, Pompeii and more. This site was easy to reach, not far from the train station, quiet and well preserved. We spent roughly 1.5 hours here and it was well worth the visit.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

When you think large Roman villa you may have an image of an isolated building in the middle of nowhere so it was a bit of a surprise to see villa oplontis surrounded by urban sprawl with a block of flays behind it. Its former opulence is evident from the size, number of rooms and what was a massive pool.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Only one Metro stop away from Pompeii, this site is a must visit if you have time. If you buy the Combo ticket (22€) Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplintis and more is included. It's truly beautiful and not over touristed so a great place to take your time. Most of the main structure is well preserved and it's easy to imagine what... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

This is a little known archaeological site. It is a Roman Villa and so is a very compact site. However, this Villa is more than worth a visit if you enjoy Roman history. On the day we visited (the first Sunday of the month) admission was free! As are the other local historical sites. As this site is only small... More 

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