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Ancient Pompeii

Pompei Scavi | Via Villa dei Misteri 2, Pompeii, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 32 Attractions in Pompeii
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This was the best excursion/trip ever. I have never learnt so much in just half a day as I did walking with my tour guide. It was fantastic. Would highly recommend it. However go in the morning, it gets really busy after mid day and you even have to queue to get onto some streets.

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Well worth a try I can say there are plenty of options in the way of tours or just hire a audio guide free map included for around €6 a time. Entrance to the ruins is €11 a head just get your bearings first and allow as much time as you want to look around there is plenty to see

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45 reviews 45 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

It's hard to imagine the past, specifically one that is ancient. Pompeii gives visitors a unique and eerie look into the distant past--a wonderfully preserved one. The only thing that seemed sad was to find that many original works had been looted, and then also so much is still left exposed to the elements. The view of Mount Vesuvius was... More

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Motherwell, Scotland, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We loved our tour of the ruins at Pompeii, we could easily have spent days there, it is such a huge site. We went with a tour guide, who was incredibly knowledgeable and was able to tell us about life before Vesuvius erupted. There are a couple of restaurants within the site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We planned our visit on the way back from the Amalfi coast to Rome and had done a far amount of research on what to see and a rough idea of the sequence. Arrive when the gates open and you will be able to park in the car park right neat to the entrance. We got an audio tour guide... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

It seems ridiculous to rate a 2000 year old wonder of the world, but it was amazing. I'd recommend getting one of the certified guides (with a pin) to skip the line and not have to smush a plastic speaker in your ear. Bring comfortable shoes, a water bottle, and snacks. It's going to be a long hot day, but... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Every tourist that visits Naples comes here and it is quite touristy. I actually prefer Epheseus in Turkey than this but it is still interesting to visit. Do look out for the "dog beware" mosaic and the erotic drawings. The ash covered dog and bodies were interesting too.

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Kerrville, Texas
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

First off, I highly recommend using a guide; we had a private guide for three of us and it made for an extremely informative and educational experience. Pompeii represents the ability to understand the infrastructure and civilization of the Romans two thousand years ago, but you need someone to interpret what you're seeing to get there. Having said that, it... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Get a guide to thoroughly enjoy and understand the history. The people of Pompeii had sewerage and water ducts sorted to a standard that not even early technology of the last centuries had. They were smart, but did build near a volcano. Very sad to see people (also a pregnant lady) and animals covered in ash in the position they... More

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Dandridge, Tennessee
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Myself and family did a cruise through the Western Mediterranean with Norwegian, and Naples was our first port call. We elected to do a visit to Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast, and it was arranged through NCL. We were blown away by Pompeii, by the immensity of it, by the sobering grandeur, by the history in these ruins. I am... More

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