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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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The ruins are a must see while in Pompeii. Special thanks to Cristian at the entrance who was accommodating, friendly and helpful. Big thanks

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW via mobile

The ruins are a must see while in Pompeii. Special thanks to Cristian at the entrance who was accommodating, friendly and helpful. Big thanks

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

This is a truly awe inspiring place. We went by local train from Sorrento, easy peasy! Fortunately we were early enough to buy a map, apparently they keep running out around midday. TIP.....take a map with you or a guide book which includes a map. There are many guides who will take you around for approx €10. We chose to... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

Well, I always wanted to visit such ancient place like Pompeii, to get the perspective how people used to live and how advanced they were in terms of architecture, society and lifestyles. This is the best place for those people who wanted to understand this. So, a little history first, as its everywhere Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

Be prepared for lots of walking on uneven surfaces. If it's a hot day, you'll need to bring along a water bottle since there are no vendors inside the city. Be sure to have a guide to get the full info of what everything is. Wouldn't miss it for the world!

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Heswall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

Pompeii blew me away and is a must see. Great view into the ancient world with so much to look at, but very hot the day we went so make sure you cover up and take water.

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Asgardstrand, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

It was very interesting to se this ancient city. And with a guide you will hear all the story about what happend, and what to see. The city its much larger than you might think. We where there for 3 hours, and still there where a lot more to see. I recomand this city strongly with a guide!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

This place has so much to see and so much to ponder once you see it. Artifacts are amazing; so many things in their same exact place for hundreds of years, covered in ash. they are working hard to preserve and uncover but are really doing a good job of doing it correctly so as not to damage or ruin... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

You struggle to understand just how this whole city was built and destroyed, you look at the construction methods, the detail and the quality and its amazing, the idea that you are walking down footpaths that were used two thousands of years ago its just very humbling, its well worth the effort, train from Sorrento stops right outside the entrance.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

The third time I’ve wandered around Pompeii in 35 years. I’ve learned to accept the massive increase in tourist numbers at ‘world class’ sites over the years and so was prepared for the crowds, secure in the knowledge that covering such a large area these numbers would be easily accommodated outside of the Forum, which they were. We followed the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

You cannot miss it if you are nearby. The ruins are incredible - they are in such great condition that you can honestly picture the city that Pompeii once was. I would recommend a guided tour, though, or at least an audio guide. We went without one and got pretty lost at some points. However, if you just want to... More 

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Address: Pompei Scavi | Via Villa dei Misteri 2, Pompeii, Italy
Phone Number: 081/5365154
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Province of Naples  >  Pompeii

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