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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Amazing guided tour around Pompeii. Learned so much and was just blown away by the site as a whole. Absolutely loved it!! Remember to take water and a hat though!

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Sometimes visiting a historical site is like walking into a science fiction or fantasy story land. You've already spent hours exploring its streets, buildings, and people through the pages of your books or the pictures on the internet. You've rejoiced in their victories and mourned through their tragedies. And after all those hours, to finally stand on the actual streets... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I was really astounded by the ancient history of Pompeii. How they built their city, houses, roads before Christ. They must've been dedicated and strong. The paintings on the walls of some of the houses was intriguing and the statues were fantastic. The history of this place is incredible. Make sure when you go take water as it is a... More

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Indio, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Visiting Pompeii for the first time, wow!!! Amazing, it's unbelivelbe how you can still feel the energie that was once in this city. We went on a guided tour, he explained realy well the evolution of the city across time witch was very interesting but everything was very general. It's a good excuse to go back next year because one... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

An incredibly large, well preserved set of ruins. There are few places in the world you can wander through a Roman city and still observe paintings on the walls (in the more well off sections). Take the Circumvesuviano train from Naples or Sorrento and the stop for Pompei Scavi is right across the road from the entrance. Few tips for... More

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Monroe, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We have been lucky enough to visit Pompeii twice-both times during a cruise. The first time our daughter was very young and chose to stay on the ship so when she was in college and we were taking another cruise she was excited to finally get to see it. I realize too late that our first tour of the site... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

If you are in Naples (Or Rome for that matter) don't skip Pompei! Book a well organized trip (with an awesome tourguide) and let yourself be amazed. It is recommended to visit the Mount Vesuvius afterwards and end your day in Naples for pizza (they say they invented the modern pizza here) and wine. Btw, its very cheep: pizzas from... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Just enjoyed a half day Pompeii tour booked in UK through Thomson with the Italian travel company Citalia. The travel guide, Francesco, was outstanding throughout bringing humour and a wealth of knowledge to the trip. Attentive and professional throughout, he engaged a disparate bunch of Brits for 5 hours even singing a number of Sorrento songs on the white knuckle... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Huge Place to Walk Around..... Amazing Ancient Buildings.... Couldn't believe how come streets and all are built....Sad that everything was destroyed due to volcano...But the climate was too hot, no shade... Forgot to take water and hat with me.... Bought a lemonade from there which was horrible...

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Linden, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

All I can say is this is a sight everyone should see in there life. I have visited Pompeii now 3 times over 20 years, this was the 1st for my wife and 2nd for son. I saw more they I ever knew existed there and was lost due to size it has grown to. My son visited just a... More

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