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Interior Garden South
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A view looking southeast at the interior garden of the House of Julia Felix.  In the center is the decorative canal in which water would flow from left to right.  The picture was taken from the portico area where a number of dining rooms (triclinia) were available for rent.

The columns and the roof of the portico have been reconstructed.

The house of Julia Felix (Praedia di Giulia Felice) is a very large complex that was rebuilt after the earthquake of A.D. 62.  It is located just to the northwest of the Amphitheater.  Two blocks (insulae) of Pompeii were combined into one to form it.  The complex consists of four parts: an atrium house, a large formal garden, a bath complex, and a large working garden.

From an inscription, it is known that it was owned by Julia Felix and parts of it were available to be rented to the elite of Pompeii.