Villa of the Mysteries

Local nameVilla dei misteri
LocationCastellammare di Stabia, Italy

The Villa of the Mysteries is a well-preserved suburban ancient Roman villa on the outskirts of Pompeii, southern Italy, famous for the series of exquisite frescos in one room, which are usually thought to show the initiation of a young woman into a Greco-Roman mystery cult. These are now among the best known of the relatively rare survivals of Ancient Roman painting. Like the rest of the Roman city of Pompeii, the villa was buried in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 and excavated from 1909 onwards. It is now a popular part of tourist visits to Pompeii, and forms part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Pompeii.

Excavations in 2018 have revealed important remains of horses in a stable near the villa.

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Opening hours

Pompei Archaeological Site:
April - October:
Daily: 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Last entrance: 6 p.m.

November - March:
Daily: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Last entrance: 3:30 p.m.

Closed on Dec 25 and Jan 1.

Admission

Pompeii only (1 day):
Full: €13
Concessions: € 7.50
Free for EU citizens under 18.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villa_of_the_Mysteries

Official website http://pompeiisites.org/Sezione.jsp?titolo=POMPEII&idSezione=6789

Email pompei.info@beniculturali.it

Phone +39 081 8575111

Address Via Villa Dei Misteri, Pompei 80045, Italy

Coordinates 40°45'13.238" N 14°28'39.093" E

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