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Peter Bardwell | profile | all galleries >> .. other Italian places >> Campania >> Poppea's Villa - Oplontis tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

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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
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Amphorae for storing wine, oils and garum
Amphorae for storing wine, oils and garum
Main atrium
Main atrium
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Theatrical scenery
Theatrical scenery
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Richly decorated walls
Richly decorated walls
Wall paintings
Wall paintings
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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