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"The Villa of Mysteries" Top 5 Page for this destination Villa dei Misteri Tip by Evenith666

Villa dei Misteri, Pompeii: 18 reviews and 52 photos


The Villa of Mysteries was home to a secret religious cult, and as such is located outside the walls of Pompeii. It is the one of the largest villa's here covering 2895sq/m and has over 30 rooms, including a private bath area and rooms devoted to wine production. The highlight of the Villa is the huge fresco, considered one of the finest example of ancient art. It adorns the walls of the triclinium and depicts the initiation rights of a young girl into the cult, known as the Dionysiac mysteries. It is likely that this is the room used for initiation.

Directions: Head North-West and leave the town through the Herculaneum Gate. Then follow the road up untill it turns into a thin path with fields on the right and trees on the left. Take this path up and you will reach the villa.
Phone: 0818575347

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  • Written Jan 19, 2010
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