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Pompeii, Italy
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"large open area"
in 7 reviews
"focal point"
in 6 reviews
"important buildings"
in 5 reviews
"public buildings"
in 6 reviews
"the main square"
in 7 reviews
"ancient pompeii"
in 15 reviews
"mount vesuvius"
in 15 reviews
"ancient times"
in 5 reviews
"bring water"
in 7 reviews
"take your time"
in 5 reviews
"plaster casts"
in 7 reviews
"comfortable shoes"
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"tour guide"
in 12 reviews
"visiting pompeii"
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"two hours"
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"temple"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were picked up from our cruise port and taken to Pompeii for a private tour with Paolo Gardelli. I could have listened to him all day.. he is extremely knowledgeable and so passionate about his job. He kept my attention the whole day and...More

Thank clarkdeborah
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the culmination of our guided tour and even in the present state it was an impressive reminder of the setting for Roman public life. It gets rather crowded at peak times and groups with individual headsets are at a definite advantage especially when...More

Thank Allan C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Forum was the central part of the city. Walking on the streets and around the forum you get a better understanding of ancient Roman life. There are exhibits around the Forum of the casts, pottery and other antiquities. Lots of great photos spots.

Thank JonandLaura1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Anton from the UK was just amazing! It was hard to hear with no headsets and so he waited for us all to begin! He was knowledgeable and fun to be around! It was unbearably hot and he made the most of our tour! I...More

Thank Stephanie M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here two years ago as this was on my bucket list , I was a bit disappointed as it’s much the same streets after streets. When you see pictures of Pompei you see bodies that where caught up in the volcano eruption. But they...More

Thank Michael C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

you will learn the history of pompei and their greatness before they wiped out by the eruption of mount vesuvius. don't use the guided tour. it is a rip of. just get a book or the guided headphone thingy and you will learn just fine.

Thank AngelineNYC888
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We traveled by private taxi from Naples. This we found to be most convenient with kids. Extra hr wait for taxi was only €22/-. It is a 30-40 mins drive. This gave us the flexibility. There is lot to see. Four hrs was barely enough...More

Thank Nalin K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This whole area was one interesting area after another. We did not have nearly enough time and hit as much of the identified areas we could. Allow over four hours and wear supportive comfortable shoes, rough hewn stones posing as cobblestones! Worth blisters...

Thank wannabefoodcritic
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

Just that, simply amazing. Get it on your bucket list! The whole place is simply and totally amazing

Thank Daniel B
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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

The focal point of the Pompeii ruins and a great photo spot for the ruins with Vesuvius in the background. Lots of interesting exhibits on the left hand side including some of the plaster casts of those that fell victim to this tragic fate. Best...More

Thank MalcH
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Nickk P
We did a Pompeii group tour today however I left feeling pretty disappointed. The main reason I wanted to see Pompeii was the famous villas and plaster casts. We basically walked around the streets and saw the main areas like the forum, brothel, some restaurants and the basilica etc but none of the really special buildings. Villa of the Mysteries the amphitheater, Casa del Menandro, House of the Vettii etc and we saw 3 plaster casts in some museum? With a whole bunch of clay pots and junk in it, 1 was a baby, 1 an adult and the 3rd a dog. I was expecting many more plaster casts like I've seen in pictures (I even watched some guy on youtube wondering around a year ago who found a large area with many plaster casts yet this wasnt on an actual paid tour? Was it just that the tour was crap or can you not see any of the good stuff anymore?
25 June 2018|
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Response from Carl S | Reviewed this property |
All the really good artifacts are in the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, although we saw some really good frescos on our tour. They should have built a museum on site so the tours could combined that with their... More
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Jadeloisfinch
7 May 2018|
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Response from Bear H | Reviewed this property |
Yes to both your questions. The weather can even be warm in Dec, so dress accordingly. The site is very large and if is your first time I would recommend booking a tour. Much better to see with someone explaining what you... More
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Sxylycious
10 March 2018|
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Response from Clint T | Reviewed this property |
No you need to book a tour or guide beforehand
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