Oplontis Ruins

Among Vesuvian archaeological sites, buried following the dramatic eruption in 79 A.D. Oplontis is probably the one that offers the most significant monumental evidence of the Pompeii suburbs.  In the past, the villa overlooked the sea offering a panoramic view, and boasted magnificent décor, some exceptional traces of which are still preserved today. According to an inscription painted on an amphora, the villa could have belonged to Poppaea Sabina, Emperor Nero’s second wife, or to her family. 

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