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Casa del Poeta Tragico

Pompeii, Italy
+39 081 857 5111
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

It was closed for us too. We saw the mosaic but that was it. Still plenty to see on this tour. Make sure you get a guide. They are very informative and know their stuff

Thank wasntme58
Reviewed 5 August 2017

I couldn't wait to see this part when I read the name "The house of tragic poet", I mean wow...this is melancholic! It turned out to be a cute place with a nice angry doggy mosaic, which I liked so much that I could not...More

Thank PieTravels
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

House of the tragic poet has stunning mosaic tiles floors that really stand out. Definitely one of the more interesting houses to view in Pompeii.

Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Most of the better Roman houses in Pompeii have a certain construction style involving a courtyard with rooms coming off that courtyard... Fountains often a feature

Thank Bodillymill
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Oh dear, we were here in July and it was so hot (90 degrees?), hardly any shade, our too young tour guide wanted to recite the encyclopedia to us while standing in the sun for over 2 hours...all the rubble - oops - historic stones...More

Thank arpink
Reviewed 20 January 2017

This house was closed during my visit but you always can reach the decoration in the entrance, a famous black dog made by little pieces of stone in the floor; was funny the way that each place got their name but you can read more...More

Thank Rogelio_Cuellar
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The house of the tragic poet is the home of the "Cave Canem" mosaic (which I remember hearing about in Latin lessons 50 years ago!) The house was closed and undergoing restoration works when we visited but we were still able to see this famous...More

Thank Linda A
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Just very close to the Thermopolium or Terme del Foro, or again in english, Forum Baths, we suddenly stumbled at this old roman house, somehow poetically named, that is, the House of the tragic poet. The name derives from one mosaic scene of one play...More

1  Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 21 June 2016

At the entry of this house you can see the famous mosaic 'Cave Canem', beware of the dog. The house is not accessible and the mosaic is behind glass.

1  Thank BillemonM
Reviewed 3 June 2016

As mentioned by countless others, the "Beware of the Dog" mosaic at the entrance of the home is truly astounding. As much as our lives have "evolved" from the era of Pompeii, this mosaic is truly amazing both in content and how it has survived...More

1  Thank JC-Meg
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