The site is amazing and interesting . dont expect to cover it in one day I would recommend to choose ahead of time the sections you would like to visit . . try to choose aday or a time that the sun is not beaming...More
No matter how much research you have done, it will be not easy to visit the archaeological site by yourself. Pompeii is like a labyrinth and it’s very easy to get lost even with a map. So if you are planning to visit the ruins, the best way is to join a walking tour with an official tour guide.
The walking tour consists of a guided tour, shared with other participants (maximum of 25 people). The local English speaking guide will take you into the daily life of an average Roman town of 2000 years ago.
After meeting your guide, head into the ruins of Pompeii, as you listen to the engrossing narrative of how this once thriving city was destroyed in an instant from the massive amounts of volcanic ash and pumice that erupted from the nearby volcano. Walk through the Porta Marina, one of the city's original entrances as you learn how this place was rediscovered in 1748, and how it has been in a continual state of restoration ever since.
Highlights of the visit: the Forum, the baths, the temples of Apollo, Jupiter and Isis, the Lupanare (brothel), the frescoes and mosaics, the bakeries and of course the body casts.
Please note: This tour does not include entrance fees to the excavations.
To be sure Pompeii was in my itinerary I bought both the Entrance and Walking Tour tickets well in advance. The day before my trip I'm notified that my Entrance tickets have been cancelled! But not the antecedent Walking Tour. I could not cancel those...More
We didn't realise how little time we had to see this wonderful site - we will have to return. The best thing we did was to book a group guide for 2.5 hours to just show us some of the highlights with some background. The...More
You have to see this site the beauty and magnificence of the statues and houses,where the soldiers lived ate and slept you will not be disappointed one of the best things we have ever witnessed.not to be missed.