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“One of the richest villas in Pompeii.”

House of Venus in the Shell
Ranked #27 of 94 things to do in Pompeii
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Owner description: Well-known house in the Ancient Pompeii
Reviewed 17 September 2013

Another Pompeian villa judging it by its beauty, I am pretty sure it belonged to one of the many noble families of the city.
Just getting through the entrance I saw a multitude of works of art, beautiful frescos and a passionate attention to architectural details, including the beautiful pool in the center of the main room that served as rainwater collector.
I highly recommend to hire a tour guide to fully grasp every explanation and enjoy every detail of this unforgettable city.

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Reviewed 5 April 2013

Thia house stands far east along the via Abbondanza, by the Vicolo della Venere and is numbered 59 on the official map. If you enter from the small eastern exit (past the Amphitheatre) you can reach it before the crowds do. This house is named after the frescoe of Venus lying in a conch shell which can be found at the back wall of the peristyle. The original frescoe was moved to the Naples Archeological museum and this is a copy. To the left of Venus stands the god Mars, holding a spear, and is surrounded by small birds. This house also contains many small decorations like the one of Apollo and Daphne. It is well worth a visit!

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