Thanks to a sensorial system, our movement will produce the virtual reconstruction of the Faun’s house: if we move forward, our steps will discover an elegant mosaic and, as we approach the screen, the Pompeian villa will be reconstructed, showing us its ancient splendor.
The Faun’s house is the most important luxury residence of the Roman age that has survived to this day, and its grandeur shows the great wealth of the Roman noble class in the 2nd century A.D.
Its extension covered nearly 3.000 square metres, and was built with advanced construction technics in 120 B.C. Owner’s name is unknown, the house was named for the bronze statue of the dancing faun located originally in the center of the impluvium of the dwelling.
The house still saves evidences of the “Samnite style”, despite further interventions show the overlying of themost sumptuous styles of Pompeii.
The house shows a big atrium adorned with big slabs and a faux ionic colonnade. The small statue of the Faun stands out at the center of the impluvium.
From the atrium we can see, with a perspective view, the evolution of the house: the tablinum, the big dining-room intended to be used for guests and family dinners, the first garden, the exedra with mosaic, the second garden and the enclosure wall.
Sideways and all about the atrium there are the servant rooms and small shops, of which the access was guaranteed by a second alternative entrance, in order to protect inhabitants’ privacy.