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Hidden ruins

A very well persevered Roman villa, much more complete than the houses in Pompeii or Herculaneum... read more

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Alex J
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Gorgeous Ruins!

This archaeological site is hidden in the mountains above Castellammare. We walked there, and the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mayrose G
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Via Passeggiata Archeologica 1, 80053 Castellammare Di Stabia, Italy
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All reviewsvilla san marcoroman villaswell worth a visitwall paintingson footfree entryworth the effortup hillworth the tripscavi ditrain stationtaxi driverpreserved frescoesminute walktucked awayown pacecity centre
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Reviewed today via mobile

A very well persevered Roman villa, much more complete than the houses in Pompeii or Herculaneum. Not well advertised and difficult to get to on foot, about 30 mins walk from Castellammare Di Stabia station. Free entry and well worth a visit for any history...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This archaeological site is hidden in the mountains above Castellammare. We walked there, and the GPS took us right to the first villa. There’s no entrance fee, just sign your name in the book and the staff gives you a pamphlet with a map and...More

1  Thank Mayrose G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very glad to of discovered Stabiae's excavations. Not the easiest to find, Once GPS tells you you've arrived keep your eyes peeled, there is a small sign on the versuvius side of road & a track to take you to plenty of parking garage with...More

Thank Janey P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited Castellammare many times over the years and included trips to Pompei and Ercolano but never visited these excavations on our doorstep before. I was on foot and they are well tucked away but we'll worth the effort. There is no entrance fee...More

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 17 August 2018

This small archaeological site (Villa San Marco and Villa Arianna) is a wonderment. You have to be dedicated and prepared for a bit of a walk but the visit will reward you with and exceptional treat. Both villas are in exceptional condition and, with many...More

Thank MarcusE185
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Do visit this on par with Pompeii and free ..lots to see and explore you won't be disappointed . We visited as part of a group on an evening the lights around the buildings created a lovely ambience

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Reviewed 5 August 2018

Wasn't the easiest to find. We found the shortcut from train station by GPS. Then a nice man we passed along this quiet alley told us we were on the correct route, just up a bit on our left. Signage not really there. They are...More

1  Thank Kay L
Reviewed 8 July 2018

We visited both Villas and we really enjoyed them. I will say that I thought Villa Arianna was better, it seemed to more authentic. I wish that more of the villa would have been open to explore but I understand due to it not being...More

2  Thank Tanja G
Reviewed 27 June 2018

We visited both of the villas, which are about 20 mins walking distance apart. San Marco is the bigger of the two, amazing how well preserved it was. Unlike Pompeii there are no crowds to contend with, just a peaceful stroll around at your own...More

1  Thank startertoo
Reviewed 20 June 2018

There are two villas 1km apart. They are little known but wonderful places to visit, a look around take about an hour each and they are free.

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3 September 2018|
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Response from eamesrn | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. There are local taxis from the station. It is too far to walk and uphill but entrance is free.
14 September 2017|
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Response from Mark A | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is car parking and attendants - it's very safe.
Sid J
14 May 2017|
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Response from AngelaB1971 | Reviewed this property |
About 20 minutes. Once you are in Naples, you must take the Circumvesuviana, towards Sorrento, but remember to get off the Circumvesuviana train at Via Nocera Station. Then you can ask for information. Have a nice trip! it's... More