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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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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

My partner and I wandered the streets of Ancient Pompeii all day, and still didn't see everything. Strolling the same streets used 2000 years ago was magic. Remember to take a hat and/or sunscreen as there is very little shade.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

A very interesting place to visit, there is a big area to cover so wear comfy shoes and take a bottle of water so you can refill it at the many water stops. Pompeii is easy and cheap to reach by train from Sorrento. The trains are quite tatty and covered in graffiti but are inexpensive to use. Well worth... More

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

When you think of Roman ruins, you think of a few pillars and posts that have survived the millennia. Not at Pompeii. So much remains in tact: streets, brightly-colored paintings, bread ovens, bars, houses, grave stones, and even a bordello. What amazes anyone who visits is how much life 2000 years ago resembles life today. It's a shame that Pompeii... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Pompeii is the ancient Italian town near Mount Vesuvius that was destroyed in AD79 when the volcano erupted. The town has been dug out from the ash and debris of the explosion. It is simply awesome to be able to walk through the streets, visit the homes and businesses of the people of that day. This civilization was ever so... More

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

As with all these things the earlier that you can get there the better due to the crowds. We opted to pay a guide at 15 euros each. He was very knowledgable and humourous so money well spent. Its a stunning if somewhat tragic place to visit and makes you wonder what would happen to the locals if Vesuvius blew... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Was so interesting to learn all about Pompeii and how it used to be a massive shopping area mainly, the way that the people used advertised what the shops sold by pics rather than words etc. I won't say much more as it is so more interesting to learn about a place by visiting it, seeining it with your own... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

We wish we hadn't come to Pompeii. The ruins were a sight itself but not the only thing that was worn down and faded. The sights of thin, malnourished abandoned dogs and pups desperately pleading with tourists for a scrap to eat. Tourists were warned not to feed starving dogs and old adopt a dog signs have been kept to... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

A trip to Pompei with Thomnson's would have cost us 36 Euros each plus entrance fee; however we booked with Tempio Travel at the entrance to Sorrento Railway Station and it cost us just 26.40 each plus entrance fee. This included the train fare, gave us much more flexability and cut out the need to sit on a coach for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This was the most interesting tour we took on our trip through Italy. To see something still standing close to 2000 years old is amazing. Wear sneakers because the cobblestone streets are uneven!!

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Dulles, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Our family of four was lucky enough to spend a day in Pompeii and I have to say it was an amazing visit. I am not sure what I was expecting. It I was blown away by how big the ruins were. I truly it is a huge ancient city that was surprisingly well preserved. We had a great tour... More

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