Oplontis Villa guided tour
Don't miss the guided tour in this archaeological site which was a Roman Villa which 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. The excavations continued almost without interruption until 1984 and revealed an area stretching 110 m in an east/west direction and 75 m in a north/south direction. The suburban complex has only been partly excavated because the presence of the Sarno Canal obstructing the southern area, and the Way of Sepulchres and Fuse factory to the west. The site re-emerged from a 6 metre-deep layer of earth made up of 2 metres of volcanic lapilli and sand from the eruption of Vesuvius in the year 79 AD, and 4 metres of muddy conglomerates. 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.
From 1 November 2011, the booking of the entrance is compulsory for schools and has a cost of Euro 10,00 per group and includes:
- A maximum of 50 students per group.
- One free teacher for every ten students.
Parents and tour escorts have to buy the ticket.
For school groups that come to the ticket without reservation and without the list of pupils on preprinted paper with valid stamp of the school will be applied rates and gratuities established by law.
NB: We are able to process the reservation, we need to know the name of the school, address and number of participants.
For our school trips we accept pre-payment only by PAY PAL SECURE SYSTEM
( web link on each page of our internet site ) or by money transfer on our company bank account.
Insert the number of the partecipants below and click on " Book Now ",
Fill the Reservation Form and click on "Pay Now" to finalize the tour booking.
As soon as we receive the payment an automatic confirmation reply will be sent, within 48 hours we will issue and e-mail to you the Excursion Voucher in which will be listed,:
- date of the excursion with number of the partecipants,
- tour itinerary and services included,
- information on who to look for,
- details of the sign that our guide will be holding,
- specific location of where to meet our guide
- two emergency phone numbers.
Please, note that there will be no charge if you cancel your reservation by e-mail within at least 7 days before the date of requested service. If is not done in these terms, our company reserves the right to debit the total amount of requested services.
Oplontis Villa guided tour