The Imperial Villa was accidentally rediscovered following the Allied bombing in 1943, which also struck the excavations, causing significant damage. The dwelling is very luxurious, had a sea view, and was located outside the walls near the Porta Marina.

    The pictorial works are of considerable value, including: Daedalus and Icarus; Theseus and the Minotaur; Theseus abandoning Ariadne. However, what makes the villa a must-see for tourists is the successful experiment by the Superintendence, which has reproduced in detail the furniture and accessories of a typical Pompeian domus. No longer anonymous rooms, but environments reconstructed in all their details.