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Pompeii Villa of Mysteries or Villa dei Misteri. 

Room plan.

Exedra and tablinum

Click on the pompeiiinpictures plan or the number links below to see the pictures for that area of the Villa of Mysteries or Villa dei Misteri.

The plan and interpretation of the rooms is based on

Pompeii by Amedeo Maiuri, 15th Ed., Istituto Poligrafico dell Stato, Roma, 1978, p. 97-101 and fig. 17.

The Villa of Mysteries in Pompeii, Edizione Spano, 2008.

These are both basically guidebooks, but are based on a number of other works, the principal one being

La Villa dei Misteri by Amedeo Maiuri, Roma, 1931.

 

Key and links

 1    =   Exedra   

 2    =   Tablinum

 3    =   Cubiculum with one alcove 

 4    =   Cubiculum with two alcoves

 5    =   Hall of the Mysteries with paintings of Dionysian mystery

 6    =   Oecus with second style paintings

 7    =   Passage between room 6 and peristyle

 8    =   Cubiculum with double alcove

 9    =   Daytime cubiculum

 10  =   Daytime cubiculum

 11  =   Large cubiculum

 12  =   Passage to cubiculum 11

 13  =   Large cubiculum

 14  =   Large cubiculum

 15  =   Room with second style painting

 16  =   Cubiculum with double alcove and procoeton (antechamber)

 17  =   Cubiculum with double alcove and procoeton (antechamber)

 18  =   Apotheca (storeroom)

 19  =   Cubiculum

 20  =   Cubiculum

 21  =   Cubiculum

 22  =   Diaeta (rest room)

 23  =   Recess under staircase

 24  =   Apotheca (storeroom)

 25  =   Apsidal hall which may have been a sacellum

 26  =   Anteroom to apsidal hall

 27  =   Passage and former side door

 28  =   Rustic cubiculum

 29  =   Rustic cubiculum

 30  =   Rustic cubiculum

 31  =   Rustic room

 32  =   Room with farming tools and kitchen

 33  =   Rustic room  and kitchen

 34  =   Small rustic room

 35  =   Room containing cast of body

 36  =   Room opening onto kitchen courtyard

 37  =   Room opening onto kitchen courtyard

 38  =   Passage from kitchen to rustic quarters

 39  =   Rustic room

 40  =   Latrine

 41  =   Rustic room

 42  =   Apodyterium or changing room

 43  =   Tepidarium

 44  =   Laconicum

 45  =   Rustic room

 46  =   Room with mosaic pavement

 47  =   Room with mosaic pavement

 48-49  = Torcularium and wine pressing room

 50  =   Access to wine cellar

 51  =   Rustic room

 52  =   Servants quarter

 53  =   Servants quarter

 54  =   Servants quarter

 55  =   Servants quarter

 56  =   Servants quarter

 57  =   Side entrance through torcularium and wine cellar

 58  =   Rustic room (unexcavated)

 59  =   Rustic quarter access area

 60  =   Rustic room (unexcavated)

 61  =   Kitchen courtyard

 62  =   Tetrastyle atrium

 64  =   Atrium

 66  =   Original entrance and vestibule

 A   =   Peristyle A

 B   =   Peristyle B

 C   =   Peristyle C

 D   =   Peristyle D

 F1  =   Corridor   

 F2  =   Corridor   

 F3  =   Corridor   

 P1  =   Portico

 P2  =   Portico

 P3  =   Portico

 P4  =   Portico

 P5  =   Portico

 P6  =   Portico

Crypt = Crypt

Lararium and altar = Lararium and altar

Oven = Oven

North side = North side

South side = South side and Colonnades

Viridarium NW = Viridarium in north-west corner

Viridarium SW = Viridarium in south-west corner

Wine cellar = Wine cellar

 

The room numbers and descriptions are those referred to on the pompeiiinpictures pages for Villa dei Misteri. 

This plan is to help you accurately locate the rooms shown in the photographs of this villa. 

Please be aware that the room numbers shown may differ from any other plans or records both published and unpublished.