The sequence of the official places unfolds from the monumental entrance towards the
and the southern part of the quadrangular
of the “great hunt”, which serves as a narthex, or place of passage, for those who had to access the most imposing and important space of this vast work of architecture, the
, reserved for meetings.The refinement of the marble materials that covered the walls and the
paving undoubtedly recalls its function of reception, as can be seen on the walls of other areas of the villa not used by the family.
The large biapsidal corridor depicting scenes of capturing exotic animals to be brought to Rome for the venationes also serves as a link between the quarters of the basilica, the peristyle and the triapsidal triclinium . The orderly succession of rooms such as the peristyle, the biapsidal corridor and the basilica generally imply imperial palaces, but can also be identified in private villas, such as that of Patti , in Sicily, where an apsidal hall opens directly onto the peristyle.