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La Medusa Hotel & Boutique Spa

La Medusa Hotel & Boutique Spa

Via Passeggiata Archeologica, 5, Castellammare di Stabia 80053

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4.7 out of 5 (212 reviews)

Located in the heart of Castellammare di Stabia, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Villa Arianna, Villa San Marco, …

£156
Hotel Forum

Hotel Forum

Via Roma 99/101, Pompei 80045

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4.5 out of 5 (687 reviews)

Located in the heart of Pompei, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pompei Amphitheatre and Pompeii Excavation Site. Odeon is …

£71
Diana Pompei

Diana Pompei

Vicolo Sant Abbondio 12, Pompei 80045

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4.3 out of 5 (265 reviews)

These hotel accommodations are located throughout the area in Pompei.

£53
Hotel Palma

Hotel Palma

Via Piave 15, Pompei 80045

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4.2 out of 5 (177 reviews)

Located in the heart of Pompei, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Shrine of the Virgin of the Rosary of Pompei and Pompei …

£87
Grand Hotel Aminta

Grand Hotel Aminta

Via Nastro Verde 23, Sorrento 80067

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4.6 out of 5 (1,348 reviews)

Set 200 metres up among olive and citrus trees, this hotel three kilometres west of Sorrento centre offers views of Naples Ba …

£238
B&B Palazzo Pisani

B&B Palazzo Pisani

Salita Dei Curiali n. 4, Amalfi 84011

Located in the heart of Amalfi, this townhouse accommodation is steps from Cloister of Paradise and Cathedral of Amalfi. Vill …

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Hotel Zeus Pompei

Hotel Zeus Pompei

Via Villa Dei Misteri, 3, Pompei 80045

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4.2 out of 5 (6 reviews)

Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Pompeii Excavation Site and Odeon. Gracco Museu …

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Pompei Resort

Pompei Resort

Viale Unita d'Italia 16/A, Pompei 80045

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4.2 out of 5 (471 reviews)

Situated in Pompei, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Shrine of the Virgin of the Rosary of Pompei and within 3 mi (5 km) of …

£49
Hotel Villa Fraulo

Hotel Villa Fraulo

Via San Giovanni Del Toro 18, Ravello 84010

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4.4 out of 5 (144 reviews)

Located in the heart of Ravello, this spa hotel is steps from Church of San Giovanni del Toro and Villa Rufolo. Roman Villa …

£170
Hotel del Sole

Hotel del Sole

Via Plinio, 15, Pompei 80045

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3.9 out of 5 (180 reviews)

Located in the heart of Pompei, this hotel is within walking distance of Pompei Amphitheatre and Odeon. Also nearby are …

£49

Pocket Guide: Mount Vesuvius - Pompei Villa of the Mysteries Hotels

Visit the Villa of the Mysteries

The Villa of the Mysteries is a well-preserved Roman suburban villa just outside Pompeii, southern Italy. Within walking distance of many other Pompeii attractions, the Villa of the Mysteries is a popular place to see.

The Villa of the Mysteries was covered by feet of ash in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Excavations that started in 1909 found many of the rooms and paintings only slightly damaged, and today you could spend hours looking at the vivid ancient frescos on the villas walls.

Hotels near the Villa of the Mysteries

Stay in one of Pompeii’s many hotels near to the Villa of the Mysteries and Pompeii’s other must-see sites. Choose a mid-range or boutique hotel near via Roma in central Pompeii and then take a leisurely walk out to the Villa of the Mysteries. Pompeii’s luxury four- and five-star hotels, B&Bs and resorts are also in the ancient town centre, where spas, pools and top-notch restaurants welcome you.

But if you want to be closer to this magnificent villa, you can find comfortable villas, B&Bs and several three-star hotels on the west side of Pompeii, just minutes away by foot from the villa.

Discover the Secrets of the Villa of the Mysteries

The Villa of the Mysteries was named after one its rooms, which is known as the Initiation Chamber. This room is on the right of the villa and has vivid murals. While the exact meaning of the images is still hotly debated, many historians believe they depict the initiation of a young girl into a mystery cult or secret religious school. This girl is thought to have belonged to the Dionysian cult, a group that uses substances, dance and music to help followers shed their inhibitions.

Explore an Extravagant Villa

The Villa of the Mysteries, like all of the large Roman villas in Pompeii, would have been owned by a wealthy ancient family. The villa has several rooms for entertaining guests, as well as separate rooms for extravagant dining. There is also a dedicated wine-making area, which suggests that the family owned land and made both wine and lived well off the land.

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