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Fullonica di Stephanus

Pompeii, Italy
+39 081 857 5111
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Where else can you find out they used urine to do their laundry. This whole trip was fascinating... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
wasntme58
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Toronto, Canada
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The wonder of Pompeii is to see the working buildings that made up the town

You might not think that you want to see an old laundry but the superb part of Pompeii is that you... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
Ashfield531
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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Where else can you find out they used urine to do their laundry. This whole trip was fascinating put it on your list

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Reviewed 19 June 2017

You might not think that you want to see an old laundry but the superb part of Pompeii is that you do get to see these buildings along with shops, inns and small houses along with the grand buildings. You are unlikely to miss this...More

Thank Ashfield531
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

This is yet another extraordinary example of a building that remained relatively intact. Of course Romans wanted their clothes to be cleaned and dyed or redyed and this was a typical example. Incredible to see the colour of the wall decorations still there

Thank David M
Reviewed 23 September 2016

So interesting to see and to know how laundry was done by slaves and what was used (urine). Interesting that the building is still intact.

Thank kuzak
Reviewed 14 July 2016

one of many wonderful and historical spots in this great site. the walls have so much great decoration still on them =great history

Thank jlantern3
Reviewed 23 May 2016

There was a number of laundries (fullonicae) in Pompeii. This fact is well-documented. The Fullonica of Stephanus is the only one which wasn't built as a fullonica but originally was a private house rebuilt later to form a laundry. This explains the presence of rich...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

So, Roman customers wanted their clothes washed, dyed/re-dyed and this was the place go come to in all of Pompeii - literally the only place. The owner made a fortune out of it. If only one could pay off ill-fortune...

Thank TravellingTwos
Reviewed 9 May 2016

As we walked around this world heratige site , we found many wonders that , invoked many images of days gone by, this was in very good condition considering how old it was , And the storm that had covered it. As we walked around...More

Thank mike7463
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Still with some of the better wall paintings which have survived, this was quite easy to imagine as a busy place of work, with the vast at the rear nicely preserved though it can't have been a pleasant job to do.

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 18 April 2016

The stories of Pompeii can't be completely told unless you are with a guide. And this is one that is fascinating.... a story of urine used to clean & dye clothing, a business owner who died trying to preserve what he had. Tragedy, history, pathos....More

Thank RonL40
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