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We had to see it, because its historical value. I think that we were done after 10 minutes. It is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Detroit, Michigan
Roman villa

Excellent preserved villa. Large place. Well worth a visit. Not very well signposted. Free... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Northwich, United Kingdom
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Via Passeggiata Archeologica 1, 80053 Castellammare Di Stabia, Italy
+39 081 857 5347
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 June 2016

First let me say that my directions are the easiest yet, with Villa San Marco the first stop, not the longer to get to Villa Arianna. My husband found no help from well-meaning TA reviewers. There were many long, wrong, and confusing directions; one reviewer...More

9  Thank Gail R
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

A nice hillside location looking towards Vesuvius and over Bay of Naples. You're likely to be only visitor and caretaker who speaks very little English will accompany you around. Villas would be magnificent elsewhere, but pale alongside Pompeii, Herculaneum, etc.. It is a 15 minute...More

2  Thank KMLondon22
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All reviews villa san marco roman villas well worth a visit wall paintings free entry worth the effort up hill on foot worth the trip scavi di visitors book taxi driver preserved frescoes train station minute walk tucked away own pace
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had to see it, because its historical value. I think that we were done after 10 minutes. It is very easy to get lost. They make it so you really need a tour guide. They should have descriptions on the buildings, so that you...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent preserved villa. Large place. Well worth a visit. Not very well signposted. Free admission. Just sign visitors book. You can walk on the mosaic floor and see some frescoes.

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Reviewed 23 September 2018 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

Thank Alex J
Reviewed 31 August 2018 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 28 August 2018 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

1  Thank Janey P
Reviewed 25 August 2018 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

1  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

Thank sabiyak
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
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3 September 2018|
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Response from MarcusE185 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Not really, as far as I could see. There are taxis outside which could probably take you there but I suspect that you would have trouble getting one to take you back to the station. If you can walk, that is what I would... More
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.
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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