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Private Tour: Pompeii Half-Day Trip from Naples
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$166*
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Pompeii Day Trip from Rome
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Ranked #7 of 29 Attractions in Pompeii
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Atlanta, Georgia
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448 reviews 448 reviews
196 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We had to laugh because this was once the center of life when Pompeii existed and here we were in 2014 and this is were the largest crowds congregated. The Romans knew how to get people to gather even today. : ) There are a lot of great sites located just around this area so make sure to wander around... More 

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Niagara Falls, New York
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is one of many must sees that are at the ancient ruins. Great roman architecture. When you see it your imagination will wander just thinking if what it would have looked like before the volcano eruption.

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Centreville, Virginia
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200 helpful votes 200 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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245 reviews 245 reviews
105 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 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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224 helpful votes 224 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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44 helpful votes 44 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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58 helpful votes 58 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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91 helpful votes 91 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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