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Ancient Pompeii

Pompei Scavi | Via Villa dei Misteri 2, Pompeii, Italy
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Ranked #5 of 29 Attractions in Pompeii
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Dining
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Well worth visiting, the town is much much bigger that we had expected. Take a guide its worth the expense

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

There is a reason if 6 milions visitors are coming every year to see Pompeii. You walk on the same roads of the Roman anchestors. Shops, Villas, Temples everything ready to be explored.

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Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

To see this 2000 year old city frozen in time is amazing. Allow 4-5 hours and you still wont see it all. We used the map for Pompeii and guided ourselves around - tricky in some places but we stuck to the highlights and listened to any tours going thru (that spoke English of course). It is an awesome place... More

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Bastrop, TX
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152 reviews 152 reviews
81 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

We have been to Rome and to many Roman ruins in other parts of the old Roman empire...and in our opinion, this is the most expressive, complete example of what life was like in the time of ancient Rome. Of course, that is due to the nature of the preservation by the volcanic eruption and subsequent inundation of Pompeii by... More

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Newbury UK
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Great ruins in Pompeii. Loved it. The whole place was awesome as was the shear magnitude of the city and it's destruction. A very. Enjoyable visit with the family. Highly recommend.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

The Pompeii Ruins are breathtaking. To see this 2000 year old city that was frozen in time is such a gift and a MUST see. Plan to be there for a full 5-6 hours. A walking tour is highly suggested. The maps given for the audio tours and the maps in general are not accurate so a walking tour is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

this was my third trip to Italy and I had to make it to Pompeii. The ruins are truly amazing. The city is more than 2000 years old and was more advanced than quite a few third world cities today. Take a look for the stepping stones to cross the street. The street was for water and waste the stones... More

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Lemoore, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Was so tired from the excellent dinner at La Tagliata that I almost sat out of this tour. So glad I didnt! Had an excellent guide who called himself Frankie Poppins because his name was Franco and he carried an umbrella. Had so many fascinating facts and stories to tell. Would like to spend a day here.

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Oakland, Maryland
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Let's get all the caveats out of the way first. (A) I am an archaeology "buff" and have studied archaeology in one form or another most of my life, both at university and as an avocation. (B) Pompeii is the largest and best known classical Roman ruin in the world and hosts more visitors than any other tourist site in... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Having learned about Pompeii as a child, I had to see it for myself. It's an easy day trip from Naples by train. It is quite remarkable, but I think I probably would have gotten more out of a guided tour than the self-guided audio tour we did. Still, it was a beautiful day and there is much to see.... More

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