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Roman Villa: photos, description (Villa Romana)

The Roman Villa archaeological complex around the 1st century BC, located in the resort town of Minori on the Amalfi Riviera. It overlooks the Amalfi Bay, where the Regina Minor river flows into the sea. It is a narrow strip of coast with its many coves and caves has been a favorite place of rest of a noble Romans. Here the aristocrats of the Imperial era, built their residences, the ruins of which today can be found in the surroundings of Vietri Sul Mare, Amalfi, Positano and Li Galli.

The first mention of the discovery of a Roman Villa in Minori belongs to the second half of the 19th century - about it in his works, wrote L. Stabiana. Then were found only spas, and in 1932-m to year during the reconstruction of several houses collapsed, in which the light was extracted underground rooms belonging to the Villa. Already in 1934, the year began archaeological excavations, but part of the complex was only discovered in the 1950-ies, in particular, after the floods of 1954, the years when I was a blurred part of the coast.

In 1956, the year in the course of construction of the hotel "Santa Lucia" were discovered some fragments of the Villa, including a well-preserved drawings in the Annex. The residential part of the Villa is visible only from the sea, and the rest of the structure for some time was used as a winery. In the mid 1990-ies began work on the restoration of the mosaics that once adorned the triclinium - dining room. Special attention deserves viridarium Roman garden with a Central pool surrounded by dwellings, and a portico, divided into two symmetrical groups.