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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 not sure we had the time to visit Pompeii before we left Italy but decided it was an experience we couldn't pass up; and we were very glad we made the effort. It was the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We were not sure we had the time to visit Pompeii before we left Italy but decided it was an experience we couldn't pass up; and we were very glad we made the effort. It was the end of March, therefore not real busy - although there were a number of school tours going on. The ruins are incredible. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We spent 4 hours walking round Pompeii in the sun in March. I would not like to do it on a hot summer's day! But it is fascinating. It does not feel like a 2000 year old Roman ruin rather like a town people abandoned in the 19th century. It has streets, shops and houses. One remarkable feature at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Your kids and you will love it. You can't give this insight into how Romans actually lived anywhere else. Go!

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Tickets full price are 11 euros, I recommend to add an extra 6.5 and get the audioguide which guides you to all the sites, plus gives some extra information about Pompeian life and lifestyle. If you want to visit it all consider an entire day, otherwise you can follow the direction on the free map they give at the entrance... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

If you stay in Sorrento take the train, stops immediately outside the ruins. Ignore the stalls at the entrance, overpriced food and drink. € 11 per person to get in, free map and guide booklet. There is a small restaurant with Gelateria in the centre of Pompei. Head North West to the villa of mysteries, does tend to get busy.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We had an incredible private tour of Pompeii. You can definitely see Pompeii without a tour guide, but it was helpful to hear background information about ancient Pompeii and the people who lived there. We spent 4 hours and could have stayed several days...and maybe not see everything! The café is adequate for a snack, nothing special. I think it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We have learned about the Pompeii before the visit. We were pleasantly surprised that Pompeii was not all about the aftermaths of the volcanic eruption. We had a great English-speaking guide in Gaetano Manfredi. He was knowledgable, enthusiastic, intense. We not only learned a great deal about the history of Pompeii, Gaetano also relates what we saw in Pompeii to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Wonderful trip to Pompeii in glorious sunshine, travelled from Naples main railway station near Garibaldi Square from platform 3, I think the train line was called the "circumvesuvius" or similar. Anyway, it cost 2.60 Euro and took some advice and eventually arrived in about 40 - 45 mins and although the carriage was packed managed to get a seat (18... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Exceeded all expectations. So much bigger than anticipated. We took a guided tour in English for €15pp (max 8 in group) and heard much about life in Pompeii. Site was clean, tidy and impressive. Many great photo opportunities. We caught train from Sorrento, about 30 minutes and cost €2.20 return. A wonderful day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We booked onto a two hour group tour right off the train. Our tour guide was very good and got us around to some top sites but we went back afterwards to see places we had read about previous to the trip. It was a nice balance. Luckily it was mild weather because there is little shelter. I take some... More 

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