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Visiting House of Vettii Pompeii

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House of Vettii is owned by two successful freedmen: Aulus Vettius Conviva, an Augustalis, and Aulus Vettius Restitutus. The name was taken from its owners, Vettii and the function of this house is to show the wealth level of Vettii brothers. Located in the region VI near the gates of Vesuvian, House of Vettii is one of the biggest domus (Roman Townhouse) in Pompeii. It is also directly bordered with the Vicolo de Mercurio and Vicolo de Vettii. As it is the house of Rome ancient, House of Vetti does not have tablinum. Inside the house, there are twelve mythlogical paintings located in triclinium and cibuculum.

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House of Vettii Tours

House of Vettii Tours

1. The Building

1. The Building

This house was built by the standard of Roman architecure. The House of Vetti is divided into five main parts: large atrium, small atrium, large peristyle, small peristyle and the shop. The house has a big garden as well as the main living room and servant living room. The House of Vettii's services area are centered around the small atrium while the main occupants are still in the large atrium. It has two entrance into the main part of the building, the main entrance is located in the east facade from Vicolo dei Vettii, and the second entrance is located in the south facade from Vicoli di Mercurio.

2. Paintings

2. Paintings

The best thing to do in Huse of Vettii is the famous mythlogical paintings. Getting inside the house, you will discover Christian mural painting influenced by the Roman Ancient in the 14th century. The House of Vetti also has various Fresco with the Pompeii Fourth Style. There are twelve panels inside the house that tell about the myhtological scenes. These twelve panels are situated in the triclinia at peristyle garden and triclinium in the small peristyle. The rest of the panels are located in triclinium and cubiculum, the left side of the entrance. The theme of the paintings is the combination between reward and punsihment, also it shows the power of Jupiter. Among the mythlogical paintings, the famous paintings are two depictions of Priapus, the god of fertility.

3.  Lararium

3. Lararium

Lararium in The House of Vettii is located in the large atrium. The west wall of the atrium is painted with the Genius of the 'pater familia' shown standing between two Lares, with the Agathodemone at their feet. The Lararium altar is the sacred place of the home where offerings and prayers are made to the Gods. Mostly, the Rome ancient house has this place in the main atrium.

House of Vettii Pompeii Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

House of Vettii tickets are included in Pompeii tickets. You only have to buy Pompeii tickets once, then you can visit and see more than one attractions there. Tickets can bu purchased online and offline in the ticketing windows at Porta Marina Gate. Pompeii online tickets are also known as the 'Skip the line' because you do not have to waiting in line, online tickets will save your time. However, 'Skip the line' tickets cannot be accessed if you are visiting Piazza Anfiteatro.

How To Get Around?

You can take a stroll to get around the sorrounding area of House of Vetti. The other attractions can be accessed by walking. Furthermore, this is the best thing to when visiting House of Vettii since you can save your bugdet to get around Pompeii.

What Should I Wear?

Since there is no dress code in House of Vettii, you can wear clothes depend on the weather in Pompeii. However, Pompeii is always sunny, do not forget to bring sunscreen to avoid being burnt and maybe a hat.

House of Vettii Pompeii Facts

Best Time to Visit

You can visit House of Vettii in Pompeii all year round. During the summer, it gets scorchingly hot, bring lots of water. The off season is November to March, this might be the best time to visit Pompeii because the crowded will disappear. Lucky you if you are visiting House of Vetti on Sunday since admission is free during regular hours on the first Sunday of the month for all visitors



Will I Need a Guide?

No, everything is easy and can be found in this site. Moreover, there is an audio guide at Porta Marina entrance in Italian, English, French, German and Spanish for €6.50 or €10 for two. You can also pick up some free pamphlets at the ticket windows to help you explore Pompeii on your own.

How To Get There?

House of Vettii is accessible by public transprortation. It can be accessed by car, taxi and train. From Rome, you can take a Flixbus or take a train to Naples Central station and then the Circumvesuviana to Pompei Scavi. If you are looking for public transportation with friendly budget, take a train. You can save time as well as money for a tour to Pompeii by taking train.

Additional Info

You have to be aware of the scammers outside the entrance if you are going to buy tickets at Porta Marina Gate. Ignore them and walk right in, to book your tickets for Pompeii.

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