The peristyle (pictured right and below) was porticoed on all four sides and had twenty-four columns supporting the inner margins of the roof. The columns were of stuccoed brickwork and were unfluted.
In the north east corner of the peristyle
are the remains of the mythological scene of Europa and the Bull
(pictured right). The scene (pictured below)
of a wild boar being attacked by four dogs is from the west side of the peristyle
southern part of the room was decorated on a black ground (pictured
opposite) while the main part, furthest from the entrance, was, in
contrast, decorated on a white ground (pictured below). The decoration
consists of standing figures and garlands set in large panels bordered
top and bottom by broad bands of colour.
upper zone in the main part of the room (pictured below) contains
standing figures on a white ground. The room has a fine black and white
mosaic floor with a central rosette set in a broad rectangular
decorative frame (pictured left).
The panels (pictured opposite in an early
photograph) had internal decorative borders and contained small central
medallions portraying human heads. The triclinium was open to the peristyle over virtually its full width.
In addition to the main entrance off the peristyle
the triclinium had two additional doors in its south wall connecting to
two small cubicula. The narrow doorway in the south west corner (pictured lower
right) opened onto cubiculum (f).
Cubiculum (f) (shown above, again from an early photograph) was decorated
with white panels with internal borders separated by red bands above a
lower black, decorative frieze.
this decoration still remains, however, due to years of neglect and the
effects of the elements. Some fresco detail can still be seen in the
lower frieze on the north wall (pictured bottom right). The room was lit by a
small round window high in its west wall.
(g), accessed off the south east corner of the triclinium
, also had its own entrance off the west side of the peristyle
The room was decorated on a black ground and had a fine mosaic floor
which appears to have been well preserved when first excavated. Both
these decorative elements have since been lost.
Off the north west corner of the peristyle
were the stables (h) which had their own access (i) onto the Vicolo dei
Gladiatori. The stables together with the northern section of the peristyle
were destroyed by bombing in September 1943.