Oplontis - Villa di Poppea

Duration 1.3 hours
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About the place you will visit

This was one of the villages set between Mount Vesuvius and the coastline and affected by the 79 A.D. eruption. Excavations have brought to light part of a huge villa dating back to the Ist century B.C. It was attributed to Poppea Sabina, second wife of the Emperor Nero, according to some historical evidence. The huge complex can be considered the most completed example of villa d’otium, a residential resort used for resting. It still displays amazing frescoes of the II style of Roman painting, depecting still lives, illusionistic architectures and landscapes of great realistic effect.

Tour Description

The visit includes the whole visible surface of the villa, with further insights of the most interesting features.

Useful Tips

Comfortable shoes are advisable, an hat and sunscreen in summer, water, camera

Tour Lenght

Approximately 1,30 hour


It depends on the number of people


Private tour with a licensed guide

Not Included

Entrance tickets, tips, meals, extras


Free admission for under 18 and for all visitors on the first Sunday of the month. Discounted admission for UE citizens aged 18-24 by showing a valid document.


Bring your passport or driving license to get the discount or the free ticket

How to get there

By train: take the local CIRCUMVESUVIANA train, stop at TORRE ANNUNZIATA By car: private transportation is provided upon request at an extra charge. (Read the section TRANSFER SERVICE)
Transfer Service
The tour of Oplontis can be combined with Pompeii or the Antiquarium of Boscoreale (depending on the time at your disposal).

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