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99. Villa San Marco, Stabiae.

 

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Terrace on north side

 

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2015. Terrace overlooking view, looking east.

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2015. Terrace overlooking view, looking east.

 

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2019. Looking north from terrace across Castellamare towards Bay and Vesuvius. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2019.

Looking north from terrace across Castellamare towards Bay and Vesuvius. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, April 2018. Looking north from terrace across Castellamare.
Photo courtesy of Ian Lycett-King. Use is subject to Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License v.4 International.

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, April 2018. Looking north from terrace across Castellamare.

Photo courtesy of Ian Lycett-King. Use is subject to Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License v.4 International.

 

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2015. Looking north from terrace towards Vesuvius.

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2015. Looking north from terrace towards Vesuvius.

 

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, 1968. Looking north towards Vesuvius, from terrace overlooking the modern town. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.
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Villa San Marco, Stabiae, 1968.

Looking north towards Vesuvius, from terrace overlooking the modern town. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Castellammare di Stabia, Villa San Marco, July 2010. Looking north towards Vesuvius, from terrace overlooking the modern town. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, July 2010.

Looking north towards Vesuvius, from terrace overlooking the modern town. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2019. View from terrace, looking west towards area of Villa Arianna, past the trees on the left. 
Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2019.

View from terrace, looking west towards area of Villa Arianna, past the trees on the left. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2015. View from terrace, looking west towards Mount Faito and the Sorrentine peninsula.

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2015. View from terrace, looking west towards Mount Faito and the Sorrentine peninsula.

 

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2019. Looking east down ramp towards terrace, towards rooms 21 and 37. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2019. Looking east down ramp towards terrace, towards rooms 21, 37 and 16. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

 

Ancient Stabiae town gate

 

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, July 2010. 
Ancient Stabia town gate with steps at the north end of the villa.
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Dell'antico abitato fortificato di Stabiae, posto su una collinetta alta circa cinquanta metri, protetto dai monti e dal mare e distrutto durante l'occupazione di Silla, il 30 aprile del 89 a.C., sono stati ritrovati pochissimi resti. Nel 1759 Karl Jakob Weber aveva parzialmente individuato e descritto parte della vecchia città che si estendeva su un'area di circa quarantacinquemila metri quadrati; in seguito, precisamente nel 1950, Libero D'Orsi, a circa trecento metri da Villa San Marco aveva riportato alla luce diversi ambienti che riconducevano a un nucleo abitativo come resti di case, botteghe, parti del macellum a cui confluivano le merci provenienti dal vicino piccolo porto e una cisterna che si affacciano su una strada basolata: si tratta con molta probabilità di edifici scampati alla distruzione sillana come dimostrano anche le decorazioni in primo stile. A oggi però questi resti sono ancora interrati e l'unica testimonianza dell'antico borgo è una porta ubicata tra villa San Marco e un'altra villa in fase di esplorazione

Translation: The ancient fortified town of Stabiae, situated on a high hill about fifty meters high, protected by the mountains and the sea, was destroyed during the siege of Sulla, on April 30, 89 BC. In 1759 Karl Weber had partially identified and described part of the old city that stretched over an area of about forty-five thousand square metres. In 1950, Libero D'Orsi, about three hundred meters from Villa San Marco had unearthed several buildings, that led back to a settlement, as remains of houses, shops, parts of the macellum through which flowed goods from the nearby small port and a tank that overlooked a paved road. He thought these were probably buildings that survived the destruction of Sulla, as demonstrated by the decorations in the first style. To date, however, these remains are still buried and the only evidence of the ancient town is a gate located between Villa San Marco and another villa still to be excavated.
See De Vos A. and M., 1982. Pompei, Ercolano, Stabia. Roma, Editori Laterza, p. 321-3.

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, July 2010.

Ancient Stabia town gate with steps at the north end of the villa. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

The ancient fortified town of Stabiae, situated on a high hill about fifty meters high, protected by the mountains and the sea, was destroyed during the siege of Sulla, on April 30, 89 BC. In 1759 Karl Weber had partially identified and described part of the old city that stretched over an area of about forty-five thousand square metres. In 1950, Libero D'Orsi, about three hundred meters from Villa San Marco had unearthed several buildings, that led back to a settlement, as remains of houses, shops, parts of the macellum through which flowed goods from the nearby small port and a tank that overlooked a paved road. He thought these were probably buildings that survived the destruction of Sulla, as demonstrated by the decorations in the first style. To date, however, these remains are still buried and the only evidence of the ancient town is a gate located between Villa San Marco and another villa still to be excavated.

 

Dell'antico abitato fortificato di Stabiae, posto su una collinetta alta circa cinquanta metri, protetto dai monti e dal mare e distrutto durante l'occupazione di Silla, il 30 aprile del 89 a.C., sono stati ritrovati pochissimi resti. Nel 1759 Karl Jakob Weber aveva parzialmente individuato e descritto parte della vecchia città che si estendeva su un'area di circa quarantacinquemila metri quadrati; in seguito, precisamente nel 1950, Libero D'Orsi, a circa trecento metri da Villa San Marco aveva riportato alla luce diversi ambienti che riconducevano a un nucleo abitativo come resti di case, botteghe, parti del macellum a cui confluivano le merci provenienti dal vicino piccolo porto e una cisterna che si affacciano su una strada basolato: si tratta con molta probabilità di edifici scampati alla distruzione sillana come dimostrano anche le decorazioni in primo stile. A oggi però questi resti sono ancora interrati e l'unica testimonianza dell'antico borgo è una porta ubicata tra villa San Marco e un'altra villa in fase di esplorazione

 

See De Vos A. and M., 1982. Pompei, Ercolano, Stabia. Roma, Editori Laterza, p. 321-3.

 

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2015. Steps to arched gateway on north side of Villa, looking east.

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2015. Steps to arched gateway on north side of Villa, looking east.

 

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2015. Structure protecting building brought to light on north-east side of Villa.

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2015. Structure protecting building brought to light on north-east side of Villa.

 

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, 2010. North end of the villa.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, 2010. Structure on north side of the villa. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, 2010. Ramp through gate, leading to steps to lower terraces. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, 2010. Ramp through ancient Stabiae town gate. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, 2010. Steps to lower terraces at foot of gate. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, 2010. Steps at bottom of ancient Stabiae town gate. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Room 16, oecus

 

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2015. Room 16, looking south from terrace.

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2015. Room 16, looking south across oecus, from terrace.

 

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, June 2019. Oecus 16, marble threshold in south-east corner, looking east to north portico 5. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, June 2019.

Oecus 16, marble threshold in south-east corner, looking east to north portico 5. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee

 

Villa San Marco, Stabiae. Room 16, fresco painting of Apollo the archer.
Stabia Antiquarium, inventory number 62478.
See Guzzo P., Bonifacio G. and Sodo A.M. (a cura di), 2007. Otium Ludens: Stabiae - at the heart of the Roman empire. Hermitage Museum. Stabia: Nicola Longobardi, p. 128.

Villa San Marco, Stabiae. Room 16, fresco painting of Apollo the archer.

Stabia Antiquarium, inventory number 62478.

See Guzzo P., Bonifacio G. and Sodo A.M. (a cura di), 2007. Otium Ludens: Stabiae - at the heart of the Roman empire. Hermitage Museum. Stabia: Nicola Longobardi, p. 128.

 

Villa San Marco, Stabiae. Room 16, square section of opus sectile floor tile.
Stabia Antiquarium, inventory number 62545.
See Guzzo P., Bonifacio G. and Sodo A.M. (a cura di), 2007. Otium Ludens: Stabiae - at the heart of the Roman empire. Hermitage Museum. Stabia: Nicola Longobardi, p. 129.

Villa San Marco, Stabiae. Room 16, square section of opus sectile floor tile.

Stabia Antiquarium, inventory number 62545.

See Guzzo P., Bonifacio G. and Sodo A.M. (a cura di), 2007. Otium Ludens: Stabiae - at the heart of the Roman empire. Hermitage Museum. Stabia: Nicola Longobardi, p. 129.

 

Villa San Marco, Stabiae. Room 16, round section of opus sectile floor tile.
Stabia Antiquarium, inventory number 63778.
According to Bonifacio, this is the same as tile 62545 but with a different design.
The tiles were made from shaped marble pieces of various colours and textures, assembled, cut and polished to compose a variety of geometric designs. 
Floors of this type being quite costly, were reserved for the most important rooms of a villa.
See Guzzo P., Bonifacio G. and Sodo A.M. (a cura di), 2007. Otium Ludens: Stabiae - at the heart of the Roman empire. Hermitage Museum. Stabia: Nicola Longobardi, p. 129.

Villa San Marco, Stabiae. Room 16, round section of opus sectile floor tile.

Stabia Antiquarium, inventory number 63778.

According to Bonifacio, this is the same as tile 62545 but with a different design.

The tiles were made from shaped marble pieces of various colours and textures, assembled, cut and polished to compose a variety of geometric designs.

Floors of this type being quite costly, were reserved for the most important rooms of a villa.

See Guzzo P., Bonifacio G. and Sodo A.M. (a cura di), 2007. Otium Ludens: Stabiae - at the heart of the Roman empire. Hermitage Museum. Stabia: Nicola Longobardi, p. 129.

 

Villa San Marco, Stabiae. Room 16, figure representing the seasons possibly spring or painting of maid.
Stabia Antiquarium. Inventory number 62433.
According to Barbet, this is a painting of a figure representing the seasons possibly spring and from room 16.
See Barbet A. (a cura di), 1999. La Villa San Marco di Stabia: Illustrazioni 1. Roma, L’Erma di Bretschneider, Pl. XXIII no. 2. 
According to Sodo, this is a painting of a maid from room 42.
See Guzzo P., Bonifacio G. and Sodo A.M. (a cura di), 2007. Otium Ludens: Stabiae - at the heart of the Roman empire. Hermitage Museum. Stabia: Nicola Longobardi, p. 126-7.

Villa San Marco, Stabiae. Room 16, figure representing the seasons possibly spring or painting of maid.

Stabia Antiquarium. Inventory number 62433.

According to Barbet, this is a painting of a figure representing the seasons possibly spring and from room 16.

See Barbet A. (a cura di), 1999. La Villa San Marco di Stabia: Illustrazioni 1. Roma, L’Erma di Bretschneider, Pl. XXIII no. 2.

According to Sodo, this is a painting of a maid from room 42.

See Guzzo P., Bonifacio G. and Sodo A.M. (a cura di), 2007. Otium Ludens: Stabiae - at the heart of the Roman empire. Hermitage Museum. Stabia: Nicola Longobardi, p. 126-7.

 

Castellammare di Stabia, Villa San Marco, July 2010. Room 16, looking south across oecus towards pool in centre of garden area. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, July 2010. Room 16, looking south across oecus towards pool in centre of garden area. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, 1968. Room 16, looking south across oecus towards pool in centre of garden area. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.
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Villa San Marco, Stabiae, 1968. Room 16, looking south across oecus towards pool in centre of garden area. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2019. Room 16, looking south from oecus towards pool in centre of garden area. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2019.

Room 16, looking south from oecus towards pool in centre of garden area. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, c.1961. Room 16, looking south across pool in garden area. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details. Jmit0120

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, c.1961. Room 16, looking south across pool in garden area. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Villa San Marco, Stabiae, c.1961. Looking towards the south-east side of the garden area. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details. Jmit0121

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, c.1961. Looking towards the south-east side of the garden area. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Castellammare di Stabia, Villa San Marco, January 2011. Room 16, looking across oecus towards pool 15. At the rear of the south-west wall of the oecus, on the right, can be seen the corridor, room 11. Photo courtesy of Nando Calabrese.

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, January 2011. Room 16, looking across oecus towards pool 15.

At the rear of the south-west wall of the oecus, on the right, can be seen the corridor, room 11. Photo by Nando Calabrese.

 

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2015. Room 16, west wall and entrance to corridor 11, centre. On the right is the modern ramp leading west to the area of peristyle 66.

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2015. Room 16, west wall and entrance to corridor 11, centre.

On the right is the modern ramp leading west to the area of peristyle 66.

 

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2015. Corridor 11, looking south.

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2015. Corridor 11, looking south.

 

Room 10, living room

 

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2015. Room 10, from area of terrace.

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2015. Room 10, from area of ramp from terrace.

 

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2015. Room 10, floor.

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2015. Room 10, floor.

 

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2015. Room 10, south wall.

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2015. Room 10, south wall.

 

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2015. Room 10, west wall.

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2015. Room 10, west wall.

 

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2015. Room 10, east wall with line of terracotta to differentiate between original wall and reconstructed wall.

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2015.

Room 10, east wall with line of terracotta to differentiate between original wall and reconstructed wall.

 

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2015. Room 10, remains of painted plaster on east wall.

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2015. Room 10, remains of painted plaster on east wall.

 

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2015. Room 10, doorway to room 6, in south wall.

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2015. Room 10, doorway to room 6, in south wall.

 

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2015. Corridor/ramp 4, looking south from terrace to Portico 5/3.

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2015. Corridor/ramp 4, looking south from terrace towards Portico 5/3.

 

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2019. Looking east down ramp towards terrace with room 10, on the right.
At the rear of its east wall would be the corridor/ramp 11, the oecus 16, and doorways to rooms 21 and 37. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese

Villa San Marco, Stabiae, September 2019. Looking east down ramp towards terrace with room 10, on the right.

At the rear of its east wall would be the corridor/ramp 11, the oecus 16, and doorways to rooms 21 and 37. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

 

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