Discovered in 1964, the villa was excavated over the next twenty years to reveal an otium style villa, an elite holiday home used as a summer retreat. The style and extent of the building suggested it was an important residence linked to Poppea Sabina, second wife of the Emperor Nero. Her native town was nearby Pompeii. The building occupies a surface of around 8500 square meters. The main core of the villa dating back to the 1st century BC, included the atrium decorated with frescoes in the “Second Style” (also called Architectural Style). The guided tour includes the visit to the atrium sector with the “viridarium” (garden) the wide living room with columns, a dining room with painted architectures, a living room decorated with amazing painting that shows wonderful details such as theatre masks and peacock, the kitchen and the private thermal baths. The tour guide will show you several fresco painted bedrooms , porticos and finally the sector of natatio, a huge swimming pool surrounded by statues.