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Reg II, Ins 4

General Description

House of Julia Felix Reg II, Ins 4 lies along the south side of the Via dell'Abbondanza on the northern boundary of Regio II, just north west of the Amphitheatre.

The insula contains one major property, the House of Julia Felix, which, together with its associated buildings, occupies most of the insula. The house was excavated in the middle of the 18th century and again in 1936 and 1953. The private part of the dwelling is articulated around 2 atria which lead to a luxurious porticoed garden. An impressive property and well worth a visit.

Plan of the Insula..

A. House of Julia Felix

Full List of Properties

Name or Description
Area (Sq.m)
No of Rooms
Decoration and Comments
Shop 51 2 Shop at No.1. Back room. Plaster remnants. Stairs up at No.2.

House of Julia Felix



Large property to be rented out as two separate parcels. Shop with living quarters. Extensive private baths suite including apodyterium, tepidarium, laconicum and caldarium. Storage area at No.4 with ramp down to praefurnium for bath complex. Shop at No.5. Entrance to baths complex at No. 6.
The property includes a thermopolium at No. 7. Marble counter. Back room. Side room on east side with triclinium, stone seating and tables.

Tour of the Insula

To 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.

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