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Poppea's Villa - Oplontis

Just a few miles from Naples, near Pompeii, today's town of Torre Annunziata is the site of Oplontis -
where Nero's second wife is believed to have had a villa, adorned with Pompeian Style II wall paintings.

(The lady is variously referred to as Sabina Poppea, Poppaea Sabina and Poppaea Augusta Sabina)

Here, click on individual thumbnails for a larger version, and perhaps notes etc!

For further pictures and a plan, see http://www.indiana.edu/~leach/c409/oplan.html
and http://www.oplontisproject.org/

You may also be able to find a fine work about the Villa, prepared by Colin.J.Andrews M.A.

Last time I looked, the official website had further photos here
__ http://www.pompeiisites.org/Sezione.jsp?titolo=The+plan+of+the+villa&idSezione=1194

... and a reasonable map of the site, on
__ http://www.pompeiisites.org/allegati/Oplontis_120515053531.pdf

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Colonade
Colonade
Amphorae for storing wine, oils and garum
Amphorae for storing wine, oils and garum
Main atrium
Main atrium
Theatrical scenery
Theatrical scenery
Richly decorated walls
Richly decorated walls
Wall paintings
Wall paintings
One of three bathrooms
One of three bathrooms
Bird and fountain
Bird and fountain
Fountain wall painting
Fountain wall painting
Wall painting - detail
Wall painting - detail
Getting there: Oplontis - Villa Poppaea
Getting there: Oplontis - Villa Poppaea
Getting there - 2
Getting there - 2