On the territory currently
occupied from Torre dell'Annunziata, not
far from Naples, it rose
in Roman age Oplontis, holiday center of
the noble Romans.
The term derives from the Tabula Peutingeriana, a
reproduction of XIII century of a map reporting the Roman
streets of some areas of the Empire: Oplontis is marked with
some fountains remembering the presence of thermal
Excavations since 1960 have made emerge a magnificent
villa with statues and parietal paintings that is
believed to have been the summery residence of Poppea,
emperor Nerone's spouse.
Villa Poppea strikes for the luxury and the
pomp of frescoed rooms, some of which were assigned to banquets
for the nobility while others only to the empress. Impressive
the width of the porticos and the courtyards and the presence
of an olimpic swimming pool.
It has been found also several statues and
jewels of great value.
Another villa is emerged, once belonged to Lucio Crasso
Terzio, and a thermal bath in the vicinities of the