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Ancient Pompeii

Pompei Scavi | Via Villa dei Misteri 2, Pompeii, Italy
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Ranked #2 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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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is a jaw-droppingly great day out. There is so much to see - more than you can see in a day though. The downsides - the large number of other visitors and the tour groups (some of whom included some rude and aggressive people) and the heat. Try to visit early in the day, take lots of water and... More

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Ellisville, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This was the highlight of my trip to Italy. There are local guides that can give you a tour and it is well worth the money to get their insight into life in ancient Pompeii. Much of the city is well-preserved and you can really get a sense of what life was like. Amazing opportunity and I highly recommend it.

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London
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

If you are in Naples or the surrounding region chances are that you're going to be coming here. Pretty much everyone knows about what happened here back in AD79, but that still will not fully prepare you for the experience of walking around. The condition of the buildings and streets (albeit after some reconstruction) is remarkable and some of the... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Definitely a must do. The preservation of the site gives a real insight into how life was in those days. TIP: If you are coming from Naples by train, get on at Napoli-Porto Nolana station NOT Napoli-Garibaldi station. It is a 3 minute walk from Piazza Garibaldi and this is where the train starts, it is less busy and you... More

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Coventry England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The free water to top up bottles once in the site. It is best to hire an audio guide before you go in as there is little written information once inside.

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Catcott, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

2nd visit after about 15 years but still blown away by this historical site. We spent about 8 hours wandering round. truly incredible. But then if you are visiting Pompeii this is where you are going.

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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Pompei - Pompeii is a good place to see the skeleton of a roman town. But to see the skin of the town and the makeup that decorated it, head over to the museum of archeology. We took a tour of Pompeii thru our cruise ship. We took a bus there. We could see the train stop for Pompeii here... More

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Redruth
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

No change from my last review with regard to the site itself and I was pleased to see that some of the restoration work had been completed and a few more houses were back open than on my last visit (given that I have to say there is still a large proportion of the town shut to visitors). My main... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Visiting Pompeii was very interesting. We learned a lot about the events at that time and I were impressed by the ruins and what we could see there. It's a must if you're there. We were lucky because the temperature wasn't too hot but the day we went. A guide or an audioguide is a must.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Arrived on local train, walked a short distance to entrance. Already had ticket, as bought one for both here and Herculaneum, €20 for both. The site is vast, get a leaflet and map on arrival. Decide where you want to go!! There is a cafe, and prices are not too bad. Large quarter of pizza €4, salad in tacos, €6.... More

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