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Pompeii, Italy
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Ranked #8 of 34 Attractions in Pompeii
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Centreville, Virginia
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228 reviews 228 reviews
169 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The forum was the center of Pompeiian culture and the setting for governmental and religious ceremonies. Some of the original marble flagstones that paved the forum still remain. Large civic buildings ringed the area including the Basilica, the largest building in Pompeii and seat of judicial affairs and the Temple of Apollo which stood against the backdrop of Mt. Vesuvius.... More

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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101 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Large area, known as the Forum where open markets and culture come alive. From the original marble streets, to temples, old stores, columns, the people in ash, there is just so much to breathe in here. All the while, Vesuvius lurks in the backdrop of this ancient city with its sad but fascinating story. There is a lot to focus... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a very large building that was partly excavated and if you let your mind imagine you can see the building and the events that tool place there.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great view of Vesuvius. One of the oldest parts. Nearly one of the highest points. The highest point is where the aqua ducts are absolutely fascinating to watch the pipes.

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Oakville, Canada
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is ground zero for anyone interested in antiquity, Roman culture in particular. Allow +2hrs. and really take your time to see the detail and let it all sink in. Bring a good guide book, or better, a good guide, to focus your attention and obtain more value.

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Glendora, California
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43 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Walking through the ruins of the Forum id like stepping back in time- if you have the imagination to put yourself there. It is necessary to visit this site on your Roman.

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London, United Kingdom
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60 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Unbelievable to see Mount Vesuvius in the background and you wonder about the horrors when the forum was hit by all that.

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Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

So hard to describe what an absolutely amazing piece of history surrounding the ruins of Pompeii and how they discovered it existed! This must go on every travellers bucket list!

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Nova Gorica, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Fantastic place, really liked it. we had a very good tour guide. Good walking shoes and a water bottle a must, very dusty

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Columbus, Georgia
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Wasn't like the Forum of Rome or Ephesus but it did pull the town together for a meeting place and a good view of Mt Vesuvius.

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