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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
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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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Interesting and worth a visit

But be wary of the maps and audio guides. Neither are clear and like most people you come across in site, getting lost is not uncommon. We debated hiring a guide and wish we had.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

But be wary of the maps and audio guides. Neither are clear and like most people you come across in site, getting lost is not uncommon. We debated hiring a guide and wish we had.

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Thank Tracy W
York, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I can't even begin to relate the feelings I had whilst standing on a street with Vesuvius looming down on me... The buildings are fascinating with their murals, plumbing, spas. There is so much to take in its best to create your own trip instead of going on a hotel bus trip. Give yourself plenty of time to explore. All... More 

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Thank LadyHazard
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Got the train from Rome to Naples then on to pompeii . The trains and metro brilliant the easiest and value for money travel going ,British rail could learn a thing or two from the Italian system . Got to pompeii and the ruins were next to the metro station , Be advised drinks and snacks at local vendors expensive... More 

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Thank Wilf M
Otley West Yorkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived by train and the entrance was easy to find. We had a self tour with headphones. The map was a great guide but some of the points of interest we difficult to find as they correspond with the talk. The auditoriums were good as was the gladiatorial arena which looked almost intact. But the most interesting was the... More 

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Titusville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited Pompeii on a sunny day in early January. We opted to take a self guided tour using a map and an audio guide; but if we were to do it again we would go with a professional guide. Why? The numbers posted on the various sites in the ruins did not necessarily correspond to what... More 

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Thank Barry C
Florence, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went in February and it was a beautiful day. We hired a private tour guide and the ruins were amazing. It is a must see! I recommend a guide since it is big and lots of people had to ask our guide wear to go. It was also nice to have the guide to give us a lot of... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visit Pompeii in 1997 and brought my mom and sister in feb 2016. In 1997 you can see and feel the authenticity of the city- not now! The area is being renovated, definitely all the gates and blockage to certain part of the city was a complete turn off. The individuals working there were so rude and did not... More 

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Greater Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my third visit to Pompeii, but this time it was after years of studying and teaching about the site. It was excellent. We did not use a guide, but I would advise visitors to use one, because despite my knowledge of the town, I found it hard to navigate around as I had wished. The highlights were many... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Pompeii as an excursion while on a cruise. We could not believe how vast the city is. It was a truly wonderful place to walk around and 3 hours was not long enough. We want to go back some time on our own to take more of it in. An amazing place which exceeded all expectations.

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Bradford, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I can't say enough about Pompeii and Herculaneum. Each is a playground for those of us who love history. Actually, I can't see anyone who visits Italy being bored by these attractions. See how the Romans lived just prior to their doom (buried under ash from Mt. Vesuvius).

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