Elaborately built villa with a peristyle court, many
rooms, gardens and a luxurious bath, the so-called "Octagon". The mosaics and
the arched roofs of the bath are still well preserved. In the 1st cent. A.D. the
building had replaced the Sanctuary of Hestia as well as other buildings of
Classical times. . (5th - 4th cent. B.C.). During the 3rd cent A.D. the SE
Building underwent alterations. The edifice was recognized as temporary
residence for the emperor Nero, who had lived at the Sanctuary during his
participation to the Olympic Games of 65 A.D.