14. The domus, a distinguished residence
The Roman architectural remains preserved under the contemporary buildings come from the rear wall and part of two rooms of the domus which plainly reflect the social and economic status of its owner.
Firstly, a double-roomed triclinium has been preserved which was used to receive visitors and serve banquets with the guests lying on three beds (lectus). Secondly, there is what might have been the daytime cubiculum of the dominus or pater familias where he could conduct activities which ran alongside the banquets such as literary recitals and business meetings or engage in more personal interaction. It was thus a distinguished residence.