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Ancient Pompeii

Pompei Scavi | Via Villa dei Misteri 2, Pompeii, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 34 attractions in Pompeii
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Dining
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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new york
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We got off the train and right there appeared to be the ticket counter to the ruins. They asked if we needed a tour guide and said an English guide would be leaving in 10 minutes. We paid 12 euro each and then found out there was about 22 of us in a group with a blonde woman guide who... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

For such an enormous & world famous site there is unbelievably poor navigational directions around the site. There were endless people staring at maps & wondering where they were & asking each other, one shouldn't feel under pressure to hire a guide just because the directions are so shockingly terrible. Because the signs & maps are so poor there should... More

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Bern, Switzerland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Of course Pompeii is an amazing place and of invaluable importance to historians and archeologists alike... BUT it is also a terrible rip-off and a sad testimony of Italian corruption The most disappointing fact is, that most of the really interesting villas are closed to visitors. Nearly all famous sights I still remember from history and Latin lessons at school... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Our visit was amazing, but we had a guide whom made all the difference! It's a maze in there, and to have someone to lead you around and explain everything made a huge difference. Our tour was two hours, and I feel as though we only scratched the surface of it. And don't forget to reward yourself with a gelato... More

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Vancouver
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We did, well worth it even if it was for only 3 hours, but it will take you 3 days to get in everything. Can't remember tour company but. The guides name was IDA...... Awesome and very informative... She loves her job.

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Castleford, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing place! It is HUGE! So, here are my tips: 1- If you are a teacher, bring along some id that proves you are a teacher and get in half price. 2- Wear comfortable, flexible shoes. The walking can be somewhat hard with the original cobble streets. 3- bring a bottle of water and wear sunscreen. Even... More

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This was my third visit, and I have still a great deal of the old City left to be explored. On my first visit, the amphitheatre had yet to be revealed whereas it is now completely open - the work done on this site is beyond imagination, bearing in mind the materials with which the City was engulfed. It is... More

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London
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We visited Pompeii in early April with four boys between the ages of 10 and 13, so six in total. Here are a few tips: --PARKING. We came by car as were heading back to Naples airport after our visit. There is a parking lot very near the Porta Marina entrance so don't be taken in to park down the... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Although i have seen and heard about the ruins of Pompeii my whole life i was still not quite prepared for the scale of the site and just how impressive the whole experience is. I recommend spending as long as you can there, we got there when it opened and stayed about 6 hours having just about seen everything we... More

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Davenport, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Just a great experience. The place is clean and accomedating. Very wonderfully laid out. Spent two days exploring this site

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