The house of the Vettii was owned by two wealthy brothers - Aulus Vettius Conviva and Aulus Vettius Restitutus. These two brothers were merchants who restored their house after the earthquake of 62 A.D. The house is a very good example of a property owned by the commercial middle class as opposed to the aristocracy of Pompeii. The house of the Vettii remains very well preserved. It is perhaps most famous for the wonderful frescoes that have survived, the most famous of these being the paintings of the cupids.
There were no shops at the front of this house unlike other houses in Pompeii and so there is no evidence of the commercial interests of the brothers. The house has two atria or halls and a garden which has been replanted. Unusually the house has no tablinum or study. The main rooms in the house are based around the first main atrium and the peristyle. The slaves quarters are generally found around the smaller, second atrium which also contained the stairs to the upper floor.
See the city layout to find where the House of the Vettii is located in Pompeii.