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Ancient Pompeii

Pompei Scavi | Via Villa dei Misteri 2, Pompeii, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 29 Attractions in Pompeii
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Dining
Owner description: Home of the world's most famous volcanic disaster when Mount Vesuvius...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Dining
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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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This site gave me an insight into life in a Roman town (city?) in the first century. I felt voyeuristic looking at the plaster casts of victims, but was fascinated by the eateries, hotels, homes and brothel. I recommend joining a tour group for an initial introduction then allowing plenty of time to wander around privately. Don't miss the colosseum... More 

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Lenox, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We loved wondering around Pompeii, discovering treasures around every corner. Yes, it could be more organized and the signage could be better, but we took our time and backtracked as necessary. We were both humbled and disconcerted by the similarities between the way people lived in 79 AD and today. This is a place to learn from and a place... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Choose your own personal guide. The group tours booked in your home country squeeze too much into a short period of time. Pompeii is 66 hectares. We went in winter - barely anyone there. Perfect to escape the heat and crowds. Our tour guide Vincenzo with 'napoli city vision' tours was a sprightly, elergetic and passionate man. Quite funny too.... More 

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Arad, Romania
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I have been planning to visit Herculaneum (and Pompeii) for quite a long while. Finally, I made it on a warm but wet September day. The only thing I hated was deciding to visit Pompeii first. You'd WANT to come to Herculaneum first. It's much smaller than Pompeii, not as crowded (almost deserted when we arrived) and very very well... More 

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Maribor, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I visited Pompeii in November 2014. It's extraordinary! To see the houses where people lived almost 2000 years ago; the baths, forum, the theatre, the amphitheatre and so on. The best way to see Pompeii is to explore it yourself. Get a map and wonder through the ancient streets and discover the villas, houses, workshops and so on. Some sites... More 

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Sliema, Malta
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Anything less than a four star review for pompei is not possible and it would even get the full marks if the management addresses problems such as lack of information. Lack of audio guides from all entrances, information placards that have been so long in the sun that they turned white. In a country known for organised crime I wouldn't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

2nd viait and still gets goose bumps when we stepped into the city...inspiring to learn about Pomeii city planning...hot bath(spa), shop front, housing, restaurants...etc etc. Must visit.

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Phoenix, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

My wife and visited Pompeii during a recent cruise. We took the train from Naples and used a audio guide downloaded from the internet to help with the visit. Plan on a 3-4 hr visit. The site is huge and includes some incredibly well preserved ruins. The murals, tile floors, streets and buildings are awesome. The on site cafeteria sells... More 

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

1. We boarded the Circumvesuviana train to get to Pompeii in the morning (temperatures are scorching hot!). We bought Pompeii tickets on site. The queue wasn't too long. Be sure to use the bathroom before you enter as the restroom queues can be long. 2. Keep hydrated with a water bottle that can be refilled with authentic water fountains (keep... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

I was visiting family for three nights and asked my cousin to take me here, it was a very hot day, and there wasn't much shade. There was lots of work and excavations going on, so some streets were blocked off. It was a truly amazing experience to walk along those streets and see the people frozen in time, words... More 

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