The house, said Efebo by finding an amazing bronze statue of a young man. The house is made up of 3 houses one adjacent to the others, bought one by one by the owners.
This building has revealed to be full of artistic operas of great importance, things that have been found are cutlery and tableware for the banquets. All of these refined objects give us the idea that the owner was probably a collector of fine arts.
The winter triclinio – or the banqueting dining room completely covered with its magnificent marble flooring , in its centre, a floral composite and to the side of this flooring, a place where they could sleep after eating.
The summer triclinium formal dining area, was situated in the garden under which 4 great columns would hold the pergola, this is extremely elegant and is decorated with scenes and countryside from the River Nile. Not forgetting the wall fountain, complete with nymphs, certainly gives the finishing touch.
A painting of great value was found in this house, depicting an object which looks like a pineapple, an exotic fruit from the American continent, all in all gives us the idea that maybe, the Romans knew about the Antilles and Central America.
During the visit to this house let’s not forget the stucco molding over the original door, it’s got a blocking device to stop intruders getting in and having access to the kitchens.
Tourists are left a bit perplexed by the size of the kitchen, in fact it’s the size of a pantry and the presence of the ‘toilet’., the complete opposite of today’s kitchens which are a fair size and the bathroom is almost a room in itself, but at that time the kitchen was considered a working place for servants and that the sewage hatch wasn’t only for getting rid of kitchen scraps but also for ’personal use’.