The frescos in this collection are believed to be from the villas of Boscotrecase, a suburb of Pompeii that was frozen in time with the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE.
Sealed beneath the lava, they were preserved for centuries and still retain their vibrant colors and fine detailed painting.

The beautiful frescos, made in the Roman technique of wet plaster painting, provide a vivid reflection of daily life, aesthetic experience, and themes important to the elite of ancient Roman society.
They portray magical panoramic views of nature, mythology, erotica and more.


Visit to the Roman Fresco Room is possible:  Sunday through Thursday, from 10:00-15:00*

*Please book your visit in advance – at the museum box office: 02-5611066 or