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Pompei Casa Fauno

Pompei Casa Fauno

Visiting Pompeii is an incredible experience from every point of view.To be able to walk through the ancient streets and enter the houses of what was once one of the most important cities of ancient Rome is exciting, especially when you consider that for many centuries Pompeii and its inhabitants were buried under the lava of Mount Vesuvius. August 25, 79 A.D. is the date of the frightening eruption of Vesuvius and it is also the end of a vital city; and the beginning of a new history.The lava from the volcano stopped time in Pompeii and that is why its villas and houses are a unique opportunity to admire a Roman city.In this collection the most important places if you want to visit Pompeii.The Villa of the Mysteries is probably the most famous building to visit in Pompeii. It is the decorations on its interior walls that give this place its name, because according to scholars the mystery rites are depicted, that is, those rites related to Dionysus. In reality, there are many interpretations, and what is certain is that the scenes depicted are definitely linked to the deepest Latin tradition. The part of the villa where the servants lived some petrified skeletons were found. The servants were unable to save themselves while the master, perhaps, managed to escape or was caught in the avalanche of ashes and lapilli along the road.The house of the Tragic Poet is the building where the famous mosaic with the inscription "Cave canem" (beware of the dog) is located, which rather than a warning was a joke played on the visitors and guests of the house. In an episode of Petronius' "Satyricôn," the protagonist of the story is frightened precisely by a large dog painted at the entrance of the house.The Faun's house is huge and certainly belonged to an important personality. The name of the house comes from the bronze statue representing a faun and placed in the center of one of the main rooms. The complex includes two interconnected areas but with independent entrances: on one side were workshops, and on the other side was the house proper. The House of the Labyrinth owes its name to the beautiful mosaic depicting the struggle between Theseus and the Minotaur inside the Labyrinth.