25 Sights in Pompei, Italy (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Pompei, Italy. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 25 sights are available in Pompei, Italy.

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1. House of the Faun

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The House of the Faun, constructed in the 2nd century BC during the Samnite period, was a grand Hellenistic palace that was framed by peristyle in Pompeii, Italy. The historical significance in this impressive estate is found in the many great pieces of art that were well preserved from the ash of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. It is one of the most luxurious aristocratic houses from the Roman Republic, and reflects this period better than most archaeological evidence found even in Rome itself.

Wikipedia: House of the Faun (EN)

2. Macellum

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The Macellum of Pompeii was located on the Forum and as the provision market of Pompeii was one of the focal points of the ancient city. The building was constructed in several phases. When the earthquake of 62 CE destroyed large parts of Pompeii, the Macellum was also damaged. Archeological excavations in the modern era have revealed a building that had still not been fully repaired by the time of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE.

Wikipedia: Macellum of Pompeii (EN)

3. Lupanar (brothel)

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Lupanar (brothel) General Cucombre from New York, USA / CC BY 2.0

The Lupanar of Pompeii is the ruins of a brothel in the Ancient Roman city of Pompeii. It is of particular interest for the erotic paintings on its walls. Lupanar is Latin for "brothel". The Pompeii lupanar is also known as Lupanare Grande or the "Purpose-Built Brothel". After becoming a Roman Colony, Pompeii was closely associated with Venus a deity of sex and a mythological figure closely tied to prostitution.

Wikipedia: Lupanar (EN)

4. House of Julia Felix

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The House of Julia Felix, also referred to as the praedia of Julia Felix, is a large Roman property on the Via dell'Abbondanza in the city of Pompeii. It was originally the residence of Julia Felix, who converted portions of it to apartments available for rent and other parts for public use after the major earthquake in 62 AD, a precursor to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD that destroyed Pompeii.

Wikipedia: House of Julia Felix (EN)

5. Foro di Pompei

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The Forum of Pompeii is a Roman forum, buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 and found following the archaeological excavations of ancient Pompeii. The structure was the main square of the city and represented the political, economic and religious center in which demonstrations, commercial negotiations and debates took place; It is, of its kind, one of the best preserved of the ancient Italic cities.

Wikipedia: Foro di Pompei (IT)

6. Teatro Piccolo

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The theatre area of Pompeii is located in the southwest region of the city. There are three main buildings that make up this area: the Large Theatre, the Odeon, and the Quadriporticum. These served as an entertainment and meeting centre of the city. Pompeii had two stone theatres of its own nearly two decades before the first permanent stone theatre was erected in Rome in the 50s BC.

Wikipedia: Teatrum tectum (EN)

7. Casa dei Dioscuri

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The house of the Dioscuri is a Roman house, buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 and found following the archaeological excavations of ancient Pompeii: it is one of the largest and best decorated houses in the city and owes its name to a painting located at the entrance, depicting the Dioscuri Castor and Pollux, now preserved at the National Archaeological Museum of Naples.

Wikipedia: Casa dei Dioscuri (IT)

8. Casa del chirurgo

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The House of the Surgeon is one of the most famous houses in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii and is named after ancient surgical instruments that were found there. Along with the rest of the city, it was buried and largely preserved under 4 to 6 m of volcanic ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.

Wikipedia: House of the Surgeon (EN)

9. Temple of Apollo

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Temple of Apollo General Cucombre from New York, USA / CC BY 2.0

The Temple of Apollo, also known as the Sanctuary of Apollo, is a Roman temple built in 120 BC and dedicated to the Greek and Roman god Apollo in the ancient Roman town of Pompeii, southern Italy. The sanctuary was a public space influenced by Roman colonists to be dedicated to Greco-Roman religion and culture.

Wikipedia: Temple of Apollo (Pompeii) (EN)

10. Casa dell'Efebo

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The house of the Ephebe is a Roman house, buried during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 and found following the archaeological excavations of ancient Pompeii: also called the house of Publio Cornelio Tegeste, from the name of the owner, owes its name to the discovery of a statue depicting an ephebe.

Wikipedia: Casa dell'Efebo (IT)

11. Quadriportico dei Teatri

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The Quadriportico dei Teatri, also called Barracks of the Gladiators, is a Roman structure, buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 and found following the archaeological excavations of ancient Pompeii: initially used as a foyer, it was later transformed into barracks for gladiatorial art.

Wikipedia: Quadriportico dei Teatri (IT)

12. Pompeii

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The archaeological excavations of Pompeii have returned the remains of the ancient city of Pompeii, near the hill of Civita, at the gates of modern Pompeii, buried under a blanket of ashes and lapilli during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79, together with Herculaneum, Stabia and Oplonti.

Wikipedia: Scavi archeologici di Pompei (IT)

13. Foro Triangolare

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The Triangular Forum is a Roman forum, buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 and found following the archaeological excavations of ancient Pompeii; The square was mainly used for equestrian races and as a place of recreation waiting to attend the performances of the nearby theaters.

Wikipedia: Foro Triangolare (IT)

14. Domus Lucreti

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The house of Marcus Lucretius is a Roman house, buried during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 and found following the archaeological excavations of ancient Pompeii: also called the house of the Suonatrici, it owes its name to that of the alleged owner, namely Marcus Lucretius.

Wikipedia: Casa di Marco Lucrezio (IT)

15. Edificio di Eumachia

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The Building of Eumachia was a public building of Roman times, buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 and found following the archaeological excavations of ancient Pompeii: the building was used as a wool market or as the headquarters of the guild of fullones.

Wikipedia: Edificio di Eumachia (IT)

16. Temple of Venus

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The Temple of Venus is a Roman temple, buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 and found following the archaeological excavations of ancient Pompeii: it was the temple where the patron deity of the city was venerated, as well as one of the most sumptuous.

Wikipedia: Tempio di Venere (Pompei) (IT)

17. Santuario della Beata Vergine del Santo Rosario

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The Pontifical Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary of Pompei is a Roman Catholic cathedral, Marian pontifical shrine and minor basilica commissioned by Bartolo Longo, located in Pompei, Italy. It is the see of the Territorial Prelature of Pompei.

Wikipedia: Shrine of the Virgin of the Rosary of Pompei (EN)

18. Castellum aquae

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The Castellum Aquae is a Roman building, buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 and found following the archaeological excavations of ancient Pompeii: its function was to collect drinking water and distribute it to the city water network.

Wikipedia: Castellum Aquae (IT)

19. Samnite Gymnasium

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The Samnite Gym is a gym of Roman times, buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 and found following the archaeological excavations of ancient Pompeii: its function was to host gymnastic competitions or military and political meetings.

Wikipedia: Palestra Sannitica (IT)

20. Palestra Grande

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The Palestra Grande is a Roman gym, buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 and found following the archaeological excavations of ancient Pompeii: its name derives from the fact that it was the largest gymnastic facility in the city.

Wikipedia: Palestra Grande (IT)

21. Basilica

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The Basilica was a public building of Roman times, buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 and found following the archaeological excavations of ancient Pompeii: it was used both as a court and as a seat for commercial negotiations.

Wikipedia: Basilica (Pompei) (IT)

22. Santuario dei Lari Pubblici

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The Sanctuary of the Public Lari is a temple of the Roman era, buried by the eruption of Vesuvius of 79 and found following the archaeological excavations of ancient Pompeii; Inside, the tutelary deities of the city were venerated.

Wikipedia: Santuario dei Lari Pubblici (IT)

23. Casa dell'Ara Massima

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The house of the Ara Massima is a Roman house, buried during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 and found following the archaeological excavations of ancient Pompeii: it is also called the house of Narcissus or house of Pinarium.

Wikipedia: Casa dell'Ara Massima (IT)

24. Doric Temple

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The Doric Temple is a Roman temple, buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 and found following the archaeological excavations of ancient Pompeii. It is one of the buildings with the greatest Greek influences in the city.

Wikipedia: Tempio Dorico (Pompei) (IT)

25. Temple of Fortuna Augusta

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The temple of Fortuna Augusta is a Roman temple, buried during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 and found following the archaeological excavations of ancient Pompeii: it was dedicated to Emperor Augustus.

Wikipedia: Tempio della Fortuna Augusta (IT)

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