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Ancient Pompeii

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Address: Pompei Scavi | Via Villa dei Misteri 2, Pompeii, Italy
Phone Number: 081/5365154
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Dining
Description: Home of the world's most famous volcanic disaster when Mount Vesuvius...
Home of the world's most famous volcanic disaster when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D., Pompeii is now a significant archeological site that provides an amazing glimpse into the daily life of an average Roman town over two thousand years ago.
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We took a day and visited Pompeii from Rome (we took a train). It did make for a very long day (and HOT), but it was well worth it. Words can not explain what you experience when... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We took a day and visited Pompeii from Rome (we took a train). It did make for a very long day (and HOT), but it was well worth it. Words can not explain what you experience when you are there its that amazing! We thankfully got there on a clear and sunny day (like I said HOT) and were able... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I wish I had written down the name of the tour guide we had. There were 4 of us and we split the cost of a private guide and the experience was truly amazing. I may never revisit Pompeii and I wanted to really learn and see everything I could. Our guide was incredibly knowledgable and she avoided all the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Both haunting and fascinating visiting Pompeii was something I had wanted to do since I was a child. The level of preservation and detail is amazing, I only wish it wasn't so busy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

On our first visit to pompeii in 1975 it was so quiet vith not many visitors but on our return 39 years later there were lits of parties going round with guides (probably yhe best way)it was mid morning and fine weather, i really dont think it matters which way you go because there is so much to see its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This was an amazing experience. We took a bus from Rome, but decided not to book a tour. Maybe not a wise decision, I would recommend people to book a tour. It is a huge place and even though we really enjoyed the experience , I think it would have been so much better if we had someone who could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Fantastic - So much to see, but really rather too much. Beware - a lot of walking on very uneven ground (lots of cobbles) and can be VERY HOT indeed during Summer HIGHLY recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

If you are in Italy, you should consider Naples, if you are in Naples you must take a short train ride to Pompeii. It is a must visit, if you are in the area. Do the all site pass and visit as many as you can, all just a train ride away.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We went to Pompeii recently and enjoyed it very much. We took the 0813 train from Naples and spent the whole day there. Although it's an incredible place to see, it's surprisingly badly set up for tourists considering how many visitors it gets. On the plus side, I had read that everything was cash only but we found that the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Pompeii has to be on any bucket list! We traveled from Rome specifically to visit. It was absolutely unbelievable. Being able to walk in the street and rooms where people lived and died, was one of teh most profound experiences of my life. I was overwhelmed by standing there. I steel struggle to try and express my thoughts about it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The preservation at Pompeii is amazing, the buildings, mosaics and wall paintings. The preservation is very sympathetic including courtyards with grass and trees. There are theatres, a stadium, forum, temples. But you are overwhelmed by the sheer size of the town and the number of people who lived here until 79AD.

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