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Pompeii, Italy
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Ranked #5 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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Oakville, Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
29 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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81 reviews 81 reviews
34 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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174 reviews 174 reviews
55 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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133 reviews 133 reviews
30 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Coventry, United Kingdom
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369 reviews 369 reviews
242 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

You felt as if you had been transported back in time ,imagining the crowds who would have gathered here to listen to the proclamations of the day .It brings your history lessons of the past to life .

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Fantastic place with the view of Mount Vesuvius which caused the destruction of Pompeii. We had a very good tour guide who gave us a very good information on life in Pompeii. Good walking shoes and a water bottle a must, very dusty. If our coach tour guide had pre purchased our tickets it would have saved all queuing to... More

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roswell, ga
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I really liked to imagine what it looked like back in ancient days. It was cool to see Julius Cesar is buried. Our private tour guide provided lots of color to what we were seeing.

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London, United Kingdom
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506 reviews 506 reviews
301 attraction reviews
1,290 helpful votes 1,290 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The forum is a rectangular paved area of open space which was centre of public life, Hub of the Pompeii where there were speeches, elections and other social events. Forum is the oldest part of Pompeii built at the highest spot with marble columns and floors and there is a view of Mount Vesuvius, in its background which unfortunately was... More

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