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Casa del Fauno

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Casa del Fauno

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Pompeii Ruins & Mt Vesuvius Volcano Day Trip from Rome

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While vacationing in Rome, spend time away from the big city without doing a ton of planning on a guided tour of Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius. Hike to Mt. Vesuvius' crater (summer only) and explore Pompeii with a guide, discovering lesser-known historical info as you go, and don’t worry about entrance fees they are included.
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Seeking True Quality wrote a review Oct. 2020
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The magnificent House of the Faun is located on the Via della Fortuna and it was the only private house that we visited. It is large, one of the largest in Pompeii and occupies the whole block (Insula) 12 of the Regio VI, a whole 3000 square meters! It was built in the II. century BC. We found the main entrance elegant and robust at the same time. Behind the entrance is the lobby (vestibulum) with a copy of a decorative and delicate bronze statue, the dancing Faun. It is in an impluvium, a shallow basin for catching rainwater with a nice, geometrical mosaic, actually an Opus sectile. The original of the statue is in the National Archaeological Museum in Naples. A second ornamental, geometrical Opus sectile is on the floor a room behind the first atrium. It is made of thin rhombi in three shades, tiled in a hexagonal pattern, creating an effect of 3D cubes, a design very popular in XX. century op-art. Behind that room is the first atrium. a little garden, surrounded by a collonaded porch (a peristyle). We then arrived at the beautiful copy of the famous Alexander Mosaic, on the floor of a room behind the first atrium. The original, also in the National Archaeological Museum in Naples, was created around 120 BC and depicts the victory of Alexander the Great over Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Issus in 333 BC. Behind the room with the Alexander Mosaic is second, larger atrium with a garden and a peristyle. We did not go there, instead, we visited the many rooms of this magnificent house.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Jo_and_Tom wrote a review Mar. 2020
Anna, Ohio1,421 contributions341 helpful votes
Beautiful vila with great garden and rooms with mosaics. Some of it was restricted since they were doing digging and preserving.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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APP06 wrote a review Oct. 2019
Cambridge, United Kingdom245 contributions65 helpful votes
The House of the Faun is one of the most famous houses in Pompei and was luckily open when we visited (Houses are frequently closed including when we were there The House of the Tragic Poet although you can still see the famous 'Cave Canem' mosaic at its entrance). An extensive site it is best known for its famous miniature faun statue and its Alexander The Great mosaic but note both of these are replicas. The originals are in the museum in Naples. I love the mosaic at the entrance spelling out the single word 'Have', a variant of the Roman 'Ave' meaning greeting (see photo). Whoever lived here must presumably have been one of the most wealthy inhabitants judging from its size and grandeur. There are many must sees in Pompei but make sure you visit this one if it is open.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Helena L wrote a review Aug. 2019
Malmesbury, United Kingdom781 contributions241 helpful votes
One of the must see houses in Pompeii. The entrance way, the little statue of the Faun and the mosaic are all worthy of your time. Easy to find. Easy to miss if not looking for it. A 10 mins visit. Could be crowded.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Tom J wrote a review Jul. 2019
London, United Kingdom1,371 contributions891 helpful votes
The House of the Faun is located somewhat central in Pompeii not far from the forum, and is clearly the home of a once wealthy local. The mosaic showing the battle between Alexander the Great and Darius is stunning, albeit the original is in the museum in Naples. The statue of the faun, in the main atrium, is smaller than you would imagine but fantastic none the less. This is a must visit site when in Pompeii.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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