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  • Starza della Regina
  • Somma Vesuviana
  • Italy
  • Campania
  • Naples
  • Sant'Anastasia



  • The Italian Database is the result of a collaboration between:

    MIBAC (Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali - Direzione Generale per i Beni Archeologici),

    ICCD (Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo e la Documentazione) and

    AIAC (Associazione Internazionale di Archeologia Classica).

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    • The excavation of the villa situated in the locality of Starza della Regina at Somma Vesuviana began after the chance find of a large group of walls which was hindering agricultural work. These structures were first studied between 1932 and 1936 by M. Dell... Read More
    • In the 2003 excavations both the extension of the large room with arches and pilasters and the plan of the spaces around it were defined. The construction, circa 18m long in all, originally comprised a total of 4 arches resting on three square pilasters in... Read More
    • During 2004 the upper part of a colonnade was uncovered at the northern edge of the excavation. The east-west colonnade was of African marble columns (originally 6 but only 4 are visible) topped by white marble capitals of Asiatic Corinthian type on which ... Read More
    • The 2005 excavation involved four areas. In the area of the colonnade and the strip immediately to its north a large collapse of opus vittatum mixtum incorporated in the uppermost levels of the late antique eruption was uncovered. This belonged to the tr... Read More
    • In 2006 the investigation looked at the north-eastern corner of the excavation (Trench 1) and the south-western corner, that is the area to the south of and up against the apse of the western square room (Trench 2).

      In Trench 1, after the removal of the

      ... Read More
  • 500 BC
  • 1 AD
  • 500 AD