Reg I, Ins 7 lies on the north side of Regio I, to the east of Insula 6, between the Via dell'Abbondanza and the Via di Castricio.
insula contains a mix of commercial and domestic properties as can be
seen from the detailed list below. Two of the houses, the House of Paquius Proculus and the House of the Ephebus,
occupy more than half of the area of the insula. Both houses are in a
fairly reasonable state of repair, and are still impressive enough to
warrant a visit.
Plan of the Insula
.A. House of Paquius Proculus
.B. House of the Fabius Amandus
.C. House of the Priest Amandus
.D. House of the Ephebus
.E. House I.7.19
Full List of Properties
Name or Description
| Area (sq.m.)
| No of rooms
Decoration and Comments
| House of Paquius Proculus
|| Atrium. Tablinum. Triclinium. Large peristyle. Fourth style decoration throughtout. Extensive mosaic flooring in atrium. Stairs down in peristyle to service area. Access to basement areas at No.20.
| 2, 3
| House of Fabius Amandus
|| Atrium with stairs up. Peristyle on two sides of garden to rear, offset to west from atrium axis. Stairs up in room off garden. Extensive third style decoration. Stairs up at No.2.
|| Taberna with stairs up. Side room. Plaster remnants.
|| Vestibule. Tablinum. Plaster remnants in vestibule. Red and white fresco panels in tablinum.
|| Taberna of Primilla
|| Single room with stairs up. Plaster remnants. Airshaft to cellar.
| House of the Priest Amandus
|| Long entrance corridor. Atrium with stairs up. Tablinum. Triclinium. Garden to west with rooms beyond and stairs up. Mixture of second, third and fourth style decoration. Series of small third style mythological paintings in the triclinium. Nine skeletons in entrance corridor.
| Thermopolium. Back room also accessed directly at No.9. Counter. Plaster remnants.
|| House of the Ephebus
|| 3 entrances. Atrium. Additional front hall to north with stairs up and 7 rooms off. Lararium. To south 13+ rooms including tablinum, triclinium and garden. Stairs up. Third and fourth style decoration throughout. Bronze and glass vessels. Statue of an Ephebe. Linked to No.19.
|| Caupona of Masculus
|| 2 back rooms in No.13. Counter and back room in No.14. Electoral propaganda on external wall of No.14. Plaster remnants.
Shop at No.15 linked to No.16. 2 back rooms. House, possibly converted
workshop, at No.16. Long entrance passage. Central area with 5 rooms
off. Workshop at No.17 linked to entrance corridor of No.16. 4 rooms.
|| Taberna of Niraemius
|| 7 rooms. 2 storey frontage. Extensive third style decoration.
|| Unnamed house
|| Atrium with stairs up. Tablinum. Peristyle on two sides of garden offset from atrium-tablinum axis. Stairs up. Steps up to garden of House of Ephebus. Third and fourth style decoration.
Tour of the Insula
examine a featured building in more detail, select it from the above
list. Where there is more than one property of interest in the insula,
the buildings are arranged in order of reference number, which may not
necessarily be the route chosen when actually visiting the site.