Just 5 minutes from the archeological site, this hotel takes its name from the ruins of an ancient Pompeian villa located on the same street. The villa is known for a fresco portraying the initiation rites (or "mysteries") of the Dionysian cult. The hotel's relaxed family atmosphere has made it especially popular among archeologists and architecture schools. It is also perfect for anyone who wants to visit the area away from the city traffic within easy reach of major transportation points. The pool is in the shape of a classic vase and is 27 yards long. A long sun deck stretches above the pool. During the summer, part of the sun deck is used by the restaurant for outdoor dining. A small meeting room, seating up to 40 people, can be used to gather before visiting the archeological digs or as a classroom.