House of the Vettii

      The House of the Vettii is the best preserved example of an aristocratic dwelling in Pompeii. On the floor plan above, the front door is midway on the right. The garden on the left occupies about a third of the area inside the house. In the first century the house apparently belonged to two brothers (surnamed Vettius) who were prosperous merchants. Of all the houses in Pompeii, this one alone can be considered a rare, ancient art gallery. Because of its artistic importance, no one should visit Pompeii without touring this villa.
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