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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 were impressed by the scale of the site. There is so much to soak up. We made do with the small free booklet but found it difficult to work out where key sites were & would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We were impressed by the scale of the site. There is so much to soak up. We made do with the small free booklet but found it difficult to work out where key sites were & would have appreciated more interpretation boards. The two theatres were fantastic. The biggest disappointment was to find the amphitheater shut, especially as we had... More 

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Unbelievably hot in July/August, plenty of water fountains so be sure to use them. I suffered heatstroke and had to find First Aid, nearly worth it to meet the drop dead georgous doctor! But he was totally unsympathetic although I did get some paracetamol and a lie down!! Fabulous ruins, a lot to see and good info to read. Very,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Was expecting a lot when I saw the movie Pompeii and when I visit the site my expectations were a bit lessened. And for sure after visiting the site I think I'm not the only one to watch the movie again.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

These well preserved ruins are absolutely incredible. Contrary to some recent reviews this place is well worth a visit but only with a good guide, ours had been employed by our coach tour director and he was excellent. I'm not good on my feet and it was 28 degrees but I wouldn't have missed it, you just need to watch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We had an amazing tour guide who is actually an archaeologist who works in Pompeii; he gave us the amazing background and we walked around all the major highlights. I would suggest you wear very comfortable sneakers not sandles and you are walking on cobble stone streets the entire time which are hard on the feet. This site is huge... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Pompeii is much larger than you would imagine. There is still a lot of excavation work to do but what is open is immense. The streets are down to the original surfaces and you can cleRly see the grooves cut out by chariots!!! Lots of rooms etc to go into. And still some frescos etc intact. It's really worth a... More 

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Leicester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This is truly an amazing visit back in time. First off I will say....do not attempt this site on your own. To fully experience the history of this ancient city I recommend joining a tour group with headsets available. You will enjoy hearing all about the people of Pompeii and how they lived. Our group was wonderful and our guide... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

I was not impressed at all. Maybe because the majority of the buildings including the theater appeared to be closed , work in progress or not safe for people. It's definitely a fascinating place with lots of history and defiantly worth a visit.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We were taken on a guided tour of the main attractions of this site. First of all, with limited time, it is extremely valuable to get a quality guide which we reserved though an agent in Amalfi. They provided a bus to and from Amalfi which is almost an hour ride each way but during the ride the guide gave... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Ok, I admit I never considered not going there, but I really was expecting more. Thirty years ago I saw this piece about Pompeii ruins in a TV news show and I was really impressed on how people had been caught off guard with the lava and all. When I arrived there, I saw nothing but empty ruins, scarce information... More 

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