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“Best Temple of Apollo Seen” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo)

Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo)
Pompeii, Italy
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Ranked #14 of 52 things to do in Pompeii
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“Best Temple of Apollo Seen”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

The Temple of Apollo was the first ruin our tour saw as we walked up the slightly graded walk. It is the best example of an ancient Greek/Roman temple ruin that I have yet seen. Here I saw not just a few column stubs, but a row of fluted columns with their capitals still in place. Two copper, I think, smallish statues of Apollo and Diana face each other across the temple courtyard. Between them is a stone altar and steps that lead up to a sanctuary, I guess. I have never seen anything still standing between the "walls"/columns in a ruined temple before! Judging from the number of temples in Pompeii, these ancients must have been quite religious. Of course they had Mt. Vesuvius to fear and appease. It is interesting to compare the layout of this temple with our present places of worship to see similarities.

Visited May 2013
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“Temple of Apollo in Pompeii”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

The first Temple you see when entering through Porta Marina, situated where Via Marina meets the Forum, nr. 4 of official map of the site.There are two bronze statues on the site, of Apollo and of Diana facing each other across the courtyard of Temple. The Temple still has it altar and a number of columns standing, the remaining walls offering a shadow in a hot sunny day.

Visited September 2012
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“BEAUTIFUL”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

An amazing monumental site which simply enhances the entire experience here. A not to be missed part of the entire experience and something that is well worth seeing.

Visited November 2012
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“Part of the city”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Really a fine taste of exactly how life was. Not as well preserved but worth a look. Caught as if in a snapshot of time. You can feel as well as see it. Be prepared for crowds!

Visited October 2012
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“You cannot miss it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Temple of Apollo is located right at the entrance on the left hand side and you cannot miss it. Do not forget to get a map of the entrance if you are bad with directions.

Visited October 2012
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