🌋 Walking Erotic Pompeii: Vettii House

Vettii House: Pompeii – Italy

The House of the Vettii in Pompeii, famous for its erotic paintings, can now be visited, although the most surprising environments still remain closed to tourists.

Walking Erotic Pompeii Vettii House- Italy

Pompeii was buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.  The ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum are one of the main tourist attractions in Italy.

Vettii house of Pompeii, may be visited by tourists. It had been closed for twelve years, but the interventions for its restoration will make it possible to soon visit the entrance areas, the atrium of the surrounding cubicles and the triclinium (dining room), with an astonishing series of mythological frescoes.

   the Vettii House: Pompeii - Italy

Under protection of the gods

Domus of the Vetti is among the richest and most famous of Pompeii. The house is under protection of the Príapo God, represented on the right of the door and now, thanks to the restoration. It is seen with all its striking colors: the yellow of the tunic and the brown body of the god that represents the economic prosperity of the owners.  The brothers Vettii: Aulus Vettius Restitutus and Conviva.  They were freedmen enriched through commerce.

Walking Pompeii -the Vettii House: Pompeii - Italy

The most important Rooms of the Vettii Domus, still remain closed for tourists. The director of the Archaeological Superintendence of Pompeii, announced that a specific restoration of those rooms will be launched shortly.  Among the rooms to be restored is the one located next to the kitchen that has a lararium, room where the tutelary gods of the house lived, painted on one of its walls.

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There, you can also admire erotic paintings. But first they must be carefully restored. Gentiloni said today that much more can be done to enhance the area. For now, visitors should be satisfied with touring the art gallery, with triclinium frescoes representing mythological scenes.

The paintings of the gods

Main Street of Pompeii -the Vettii House: Pompeii - Italy

According to the experts, the paintings were painted in this house that, intentionally. Is not very illuminated to prevent the light from damaging the colors. The scenes represent Ariadna abandoned by Theseus on the island of Naxos. A Daedalus who donates to Pasiphae the wooden cow, from which the Minotaur will be born. Also to Mercury, sent from Zeus, who joins Ixion in a wheel of fire that spins endlessly in the sky, to punish him for having coveted Juno.

Punishment of Ixion

Punishment of Ixion: Walking erotic pompeii vettii house

This scene is located in Vettii House, on the east wall of the north triclinium. This  scene shows the moment of Ixion, the Lapith King, being punished for betraying Zeus. After being welcomed into Olympus by the god, Ixion grew to lust after Zeus’s wife, Hera. After attempting to seduce her, Zeus creates the cloud goddess Nephele in the image of Hera. Ixion lays with Nephele and their union creates the centaurs. As punishment, Zeus banishes Ixion from Olympus and orders Hermes to tie Ixion to a winged fiery wheel, which is to spin for eternity.

Walking Pompeii and its Amphitheater

Pompeii of course is not just Domus Vettii. To go through it completely, you need at least two full days. It has jewels of ancient architecture. One of them is the Roman amphitheater in Pompeii, with a capacity for 20,000 spectators. Besides being one of the best preserved (it is in the top ten) has a curiosity that makes it unique. It turns out that the capacity of the amphitheater coincides with the total population of Pompeii. that is to say, the entire city could have a show.

Services

If you Walking Erotic Pompeii Vettii House: The improvement of the lighting in an appropriate way, the wi-fi service and the enhancement of Region VI of the city are among the changes that will come.

People with disabilities can now visit the Roman ruins of Pompeii on a new path without barriers. The circuit, called “Pompeii for all”, runs from the entrance, in the Porta Marina, along Via dell’Abbondanza to most of the tourist-interesting buildings.

How to get to Pompeii from Rome

  1. Train:  Take the train in Rome, station Termini has Naples, station Piazza Garibaldi. Once there Take the local Transvesuvian train (in the same station, in the underground) to the Pompeii station. 2 hours of travel.
  2. Bus: Line 23  From Rome to Pompeii 4 hours of travel.
  3. For Visit Pompeii: Where to stay in Naples click here

 

 

Notes

The director of the Archaeological Superintendence of Pompei Massimo Osanna
The director of the Archaeological Superintendence of Pompei Massimo Osanna

Segreteria Ernesta Rizzo, Clelia Mazza Via Plinio n. 4 – 80045 Pompei (NA) – coordinate + 39 081 8575111 pa-pompei@beniculturali.it  

Ufficio Scavi di Pompei Direttrice Grete Stefani grete.stefani@beniculturali.it

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6 thoughts on “🌋 Walking Erotic Pompeii: Vettii House

  1. In ancient times the streets would have been full of feces, the raised stones are like crosswalks so you wouldn’t get dirty

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