Oplontis (June, 2013)

The Villa of Poppaea at Oplontis is not nearly as well known as the sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum but it should be. Buried in the same 79 CE eruption of Vesuvius, this villa has amazing frescoes, plenty of rooms to explore, and is easily accessible via the Circumvesuviana. Also, it’s never been the slightest bit crowded when I’ve visited.

Oplontis (060313)

The view from street level.

Bird fresco, Oplontis (060313)

Birds are a popular fresco subject…

Fresco, Oplontis (060313)

Not sure what this is… Anyone know?

Oplontis (060313)

A small courtyard

Oplontis (060313)

Giant frescoes

Villa fresco, Oplontis (060313)

Architectural landscape

Villa fresco, Oplontis (060313)

Landscape fresco

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One Response to Oplontis (June, 2013)

  1. ashleypaige4 says:

    Gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing!

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