The Villa of Poppea in Oplontis – nowadays Torre Annunziata – is a Roman Villa excavated quite recently. This is why it is generally better preserved than most other roman sites including Pompeii. It was probably inhabitated by Poppaea Sabina Minore, who married the Emperor Nero.
Here you will imagine how good life was for Roman Patricians . You shall start with an overview from above. Then you walk down to take a closer look at the volcanic debris that buried the bay of Naples on the 79 a. D.
You will enter the main atrium of the villa from the area of the rear garden. You will notice that all decorations and architectures were provided with a vanish point in order to give an illusion of space and depth. It had all been studied to surprise visitors – back then as well as today. You will see their kitchen and private saunas (one for the family and one for the slaves). You will visit the small but richly decorated bedrooms with sea view. You will walk through the area where slaves worked, lived and prayed. At last you will take a glance at the spectacular pool and the dining rooms that faced it.