This is a row of four shops behind a porticus, to the south of Via dell Foce and to the north of the Terme della Trinacria (III,XVI,7). In the westernmost shop is a buried storage jar. At the east end are an external staircase and a corridor leading to the baths. At a later date structures were added in the porticus: a few walls, a small room (opus latericium), and a nymphaeum (opus vittatum). The shops were built in the Hadrianic period. The nymphaeum was added in the third or fourth century. It consists of a very deep rectangular floor-niche with marble revetment, flanked by two semicircular floor-niches. The orientation, towards the west rather than Via dell Foce, is curious.
Plan of the building.
After SO I.