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Address: Pompeii, Italy
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Great exploring Pompeii, but once you reach the Forum, you've arrived. Look beyond the people to see everything from 2000 years ago, Can't miss.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great exploring Pompeii, but once you reach the Forum, you've arrived. Look beyond the people to see everything from 2000 years ago, Can't miss.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This forum is the highlight of visiting Pompeii. Once you have walked through the escavated town you are struck by the beauty of the forum. A must see.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a one day tour from Rome which included bus trip and the guided tour, would totally recommend taking one of such tours versus driving yourself or taking train as it is stress free. At the forum without a guide it is nothing but some old ruins. Forum gives you a glimpse of the life there and their culture... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We explored the Forum with a guided tour for about two hours - this was great. But in hindsight we both agreed that we would've like to have stayed at the Forum after the tour had ended (we couldn't because we had something else booked). So I recommend doing some reading and if you think you could spend more than... More 

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Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hard to imagine that this was once a bustling square, the center of daily activities in ancient Pompeii. What is left is a vast space and remainders of massive columns that once supported grand temples and public buildings. The artwork at least breaks up the expanse of the forum grounds.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The forum is what we know today as the town square. It it a large open area where the locals used to meet to sell their goods, do business or just hang out. It is surrounded by large columns. The fact that the columns are as intact as they are today is truly amazing.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

Amazing archeological site of Pompeii, worth returning again and again We enjoyed our trip so much more thanks to our guide gaetano manfredi who made this experience totally unforgettable

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

This is a focal point of ancient Pompeii. We can only imagine how bustling this area once was when the disaster happening . So much history right before our eyes. I definitely recommend touring with a guide.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

Well excavated one can really get the sense of what it was like in ancient Rome. Vesuvius dominates the backdrop which makes it very atmospheric

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

This was the center of republican era and importance of Pompéi, very well preserved, a rectangular square with many columns, remains of shops, bars, and you see what was once the core of the ancient world, a commercial heart of the ancient city. You need an imagination and a little history to fully appreciate this place; on the end you... More 

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