Pompeii‎ > ‎Regio VI‎ > ‎

Reg VI, Ins 7

General Description

House of Adonis House of Apollo Reg VI, Ins 7 is limited to the north by the northern edge of Regio VI. It is bounded to the east by the Via do Mercurio, to the west by the Via della Fullonica and to the south by the Vico di Mercurio.

The insula is mainly domestic in nature, but does contain a few shops and workshops. The houses in the insula include the House of Inaco and Io, the House of the SIlverware (both restores in 1976), the House of Apollo  and the House of Adonis.


Plan of the Insula..


.,..Key:
......A. House of Adonis
......B. House of Apollo

Full List of Properties

Door
No.
Property
Name or Description
Area (Sq.m)
No of Rooms
Description,
Decoration and Comments
1-2
Unnamed house 115 6 Irregular layout. No decoration. Plaster remnants. Stairs up at No.2. Linked to rear of No.18. Ruinous state.
3 Unnamed house 239 10 Atrium with rooms off 3 sides. Impluvium. Little surviving decoration. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
4-5 Shop 31 2 Shop at No.5. Room to rear. Stairs up at No.4. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
6 Unnamed house 320 10 Extensive decorated plaster on facade. Fairly standard atrium/garden plan. No decoration. Atrium. Impluvium. Tablinum. Temple style Lararium.
7 Unnamed house 167 2 Fairly standard atrium/garden plan. Atrium. Impluvium. Tablinum. No decoration. Ruinous state.
8-12 Shop and workshops 250 9 Single room shop at No.8. No decoration. House entrance at No.9. No decoration. Workshops at Nos.10-11. Stairs up at No.12. Ruinous state.
13-14 Shop and apartment 32 1 Single room. No decoration. Stairs up at No.14. Ruinous state.
15 Unnamed house 218 6 Irregular plan. Court with rooms off. No decoration. Ruinous state.
16-17 House of Mercurio 206 9 Irregular plan. Central atrium with rooms off. No decoration. Plaster remnants. Stairs up at No.17. Ruinous state.
18 House of Adonis 410 9 Fairly standard atrium/garden plan. Atrium. Marble lined Impluvium. Tablinum. Small peristyle colonnaded on 2 sides. Third and fourth style decoration in rooms off peristyle. Fresco of Adonis and Aphrodite on north wall of peristyle. Mosaic pavement in 1 room.
19 House of Inaco and Io 412 9 Standard atrium/garden plan. Atrium. Marble lined Impluvium. Tablinum. Small peristyle colonnaded on 2 sides. Some surviving decoration. Stairs up. Found: 64 piece silverware set. Semi ruinous condition.
20-22 House of the Silverware 1162 20+ Main entrance at No.20. Standard atrium/garden plan. Atrium. Impluvium. Tablinum. Peristyle colonnaded on three sides. Central pool. Some surviving decoration. Found: collection of silverware. Secondary entrance at No.21. Workshop at No.22. Ruinous state.
23 House of Apollo 712 13 Irregular plan with garden area offset to north. Atrium with stairs up. Marble lined Impluvium. Tablinum. Summer triclinium. Fourth style decoration.
24-25 Unnamed house 181 7 Irregular plan. Atrium. Impluvium. Tablinum. No decoration. Plaster remnants. Stairs up at No.24. Ruinous state.
26 Stables 134 2 Stables. No decoration. Ruinous state.


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.




Home.....................<.Previous Insula .......,,..,,........Regio ........,,,...............Next Insula.>....................Glossary