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.

Tags RuinsHistoricalArt
Download Download See more
Pompeii Fast Track Entrance Ticket from 22 USD

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.


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

More information and contact


Official website


Phone +39 081 8575111

Address Via Villa Dei Misteri, Pompei 80045, Italy

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

Tours and activities: Villa of the Mysteries

Pompeii Fast Track Entrance Ticket

Skip the line
Instant confirmation
from 22 USD

Pompeii: Fast Track Entrance Ticket with Audio Guide

Skip the line
Instant confirmation
from 30 USD

Rome: Full-Day Private Tour to Pompeii by Train

Mobile voucher
Skip the line
Instant confirmation
from 420 USD

Sygic Travel - A Travel Guide in Your Pocket

Download for free and plan your trips with ease
Enter your mobile phone number to receive a direct link to download the app:
Or just search for \"Sygic Travel\" in App Store or Google Play.
Sygic Travel Maps The world's first map app tailored for travelers
Use the app Not now