This archaeological site is a vast quadrilateral area a Villa which was attributed to Nero’s wife Poppaea Sabina.
explored summarily under the Bourbons. It became property of State thanks to the work of A. Maiuri and systematic excavations were begun in 1964.
For its sculptural and painted decoration work, the Oplontis Villa is superior to all other suburban villas of this area. The paintings in the II style with their perfect state of preservation are considered among the best to have survived from the Roman world and can be admired on-site.