According to Pliny the Elder, there were two kinds of villas: the villa urbana, which was a country seat that could easily be reached from Rome (or another city) for a night or two, and the Villa rustica, the farm-house estate permanently occupied by the servants who generally had charge of the estate. The villa rustica centered on the villa itself, perhaps only seasonally occupied. Under the Empire there was a concentration of Imperial villas near the Bay of Naples, especially on the Isle of Capri, at Monte Circeo on the coast and at Antium (Anzio). Wealthy Romans escaped the summer heat in the hills round Rome, especially around Frascati (cf.Hadrian's Villa). Cicero is said to have possessed no fewer than seven villas, the oldest of which was near Arpinum, which he inherited. Pliny the Younger had three or four, of which the example near Laurentium is the best known from his descriptions.
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What these peasants had found turned out to be a huge building from the ancient Roman age, when the town was known as Herculaneum... For this reason, the building is now known as the Villa dei Papiri .
Now, researchers have discovered the remains of a sizable Roman villa that may have been associated with the great polymath ... Experts say that the villa may have been more than 300 feet long ... Remains of the villa in Miseno.
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The nymphaeum is also linked with the Villa di Gradola, situated directly above the Blue Grotto. This villa is believed to be one of the twelve villas of Tiberius on the island, as documented by the Roman historian Tacitus.