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Pompeii - Archaeological Area.

Porta Marina Superiore (Via Villa dei Misteri) | Piazza Immacolata, Piazza Porta Marina inf., 80045 Pompeii, Italy
+39 081 857 5347
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Home of the world's most famous volcanic disaster when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D., Pompeii is now a significant archeological site that provides an amazing glimpse into the daily life of an average Roman town over two thousand years ago.
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Porta Marina Superiore (Via Villa dei Misteri) | Piazza Immacolata, Piazza Porta Marina inf., 80045 Pompeii, Italy
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"audio guide"
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"plaster casts"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Tips: Get a tour guide or self guided tour. It is HOT so bring water, a hat & comfy shoes. It’s a big location and dead people are not all over it. Scout out your area. It was too hot for us to go over...More

Thank Missy S
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Reviewed yesterday

Pompeii is a fascinating ruin and is quite large. If possible visit this site not during the high tourist season in the heat of summer. There is limited shade and lots of people. Take a tour with a guide or an audio guide to make...More

Thank lithlith
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a wonderful experience visiting the ruins of the town of Pompeii. You would benefit from having a guide to take you to the main sights. Then I suggest you come back and then wander on your own around the place to spend more time...More

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Reviewed yesterday

First, I should have done more research into the site... I had no idea how big it was...and it's growing! Was a long walk and with the heat, take lots of water. It's uneven ground and not easily accessible in some areas. We bought "skip...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Pompeii ruins was like stepping into ancient roman history book. It blew us away walking through the old streets. Unbelievable!

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Reviewed yesterday

Went for second time and enjoyed it even more. So much to discover each time. We went at the opening, but the queues were already quite long. Book online in advance and bring lots of water and a hat-it's a tough walk in the summer....More

Thank Pham A
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This tour was booked through Viator which in turn contracted with some other tour agency to conduct this venture. The description was for a group size no bigger than 25 yet they booked 33. The bus only holds 34 which if you include the bus...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is great and I recommend prepping a bit... This post is for history and museum lovers who like to spend quite a bit time exploring such places. This isn't for folks who just want to roll through in an hour. Here are some...More

Thank JosephMcGhee
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We all did not expect Pompei to be so vast and well preserved. This is an absolute must see for any history or archeology buff. Even casually interested visitors will be impressed. Far exceeded our expectations. A MUST SEE.

Thank Andre N
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is spectacular! If you can, take the circunvesuviana train to get there before 9am and enjoy the deserted area for one hour. It gets quite busy after 10 and all you’ll see is a sea of people. Also if you walk all the...More

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justhf
17 July 2018|
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Response from 737openroad | Reviewed this property |
Cost is standard 120€ for 2 hours, as I understand it. We did not use guide but audio guides for about 8€ each. Standard travel guide books suggest knowledgable guides to book ahead with for best results if you go that route. More
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Ansur M
14 July 2018|
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Response from Donna W | Reviewed this property |
Hello If you book a guide you will automatically jump the queue as we paid the guide the entrance fee and he walked us in. I’d imagine they’re all pretty much the same but I think the price varies - in total with the guide... More
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crayyg
12 July 2018|
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Response from burra5 | Reviewed this property |
We went alone, 2nd in the que for tickets so avoiding the crowds is good for appreciating the town that was in some peace. We found that walking around and reading many of the signs was good for us as there's plenty of... More
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