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House of Menander (Casa del Menandro)

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how the romans lived!

It almost felt alive! That was one of the highlights of our visit. With Rossana (Tours of Pompeii with Lello and Co) at our side, we were almost transported back into those days... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Camille P
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

It almost felt alive! That was one of the highlights of our visit. With Rossana (Tours of Pompeii with Lello and Co) at our side, we were almost transported back into those days, and felt it all as if it was today. So impressive to think ~2000 years have passed!

Thank Camille P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Our tour took us to see all aspects of what life once was here before disaster struck . There is so much still remaining here . The wall paintings give a feeling of the riches of the time and the enclosed back garden allow you to imagine how life here once was.

Thank easterntreker
Minsk, Belarus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

One of the largest and most interesting houses in Pompeii. It has its name of Menander, Athenian playwright, which placed on portico.

Thank yegorb306
Belgrade, Serbia
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965 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 507 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

That is also very well architecturally designed house of some wealthy citizen of Roman Empire. There are the large columns in the peristyle of the Casa del Menandro as in case of the House of The Vettii. Very representative is well - preserved fresco of the ancient Greek Dramatist Menander after whom this estate bears its name. Nice paintings on... More 

Thank Oleg Y
Edinburgh UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

you could just image what each of the rooms were used for. The pictures on the plasterwork and the mosaic flooring are something to see.

1 Thank Lyall D
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

one of the poshest houses on the site.still impreses.you get a real sense of the grandness of this place .despite heavy restoration it is still worht a visit

1 Thank miec h
Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 631 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

this luxury residence is a gem. Many of the walls still have the wonderful artwork on them. The outdoor garden in the center of the property is really cool. The skeleton remains are eerie-but intriguing as well. One of my favorite stops in the city

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Westminster, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Although the excavation and site is much more manage de than it was 40 years ago upon my first visit, and so much less was available to experience first hand, there is still reason for awe.

1 Thank judith l
Vilnius, Lithuania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Charming place with some intresting paintings on the walls and sceletons behind the window. Must see atraction in Pompeii.

Thank Ruta N
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

The House of Menander was closed. The 1-star goes to the management as they keep about 80% of all noteworthy properties closed for no apparent reason. With the House of Menander it is especially annoying since it is one of the highlights of Pompeii. It's one of the town's largest properties. Some artifacts found there suggest that it belonged to... More 

1 Thank Ron S

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