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The spigot is now gone

But water originally flowed from the maidens mouth for the populous to use. All on site in Pompei... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Madison, Wisconsin
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Main Street in Pompeii

Walk down this roughly hewn cobblestone "road" and get a real feeling for living in Pompeii. So... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Stewartsville, New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

But water originally flowed from the maidens mouth for the populous to use. All on site in Pompei. Look for the penis in stone in the ground pointing to the brothel.

Thank RknRon
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Walk down this roughly hewn cobblestone "road" and get a real feeling for living in Pompeii. So much of Pompeii is still preserved it is eerie, I liked the street signs and how close the family dwellings were located. Vesuvius visible in the near distance...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

A great example of a Roman road - cobbled road, raised pavements, kerbstones, drainage, stepping stones for pedestrians and deeply rutted stones on the road where the iron wheels of carts had repeatedly travelled. Also many splendid buildings along the Via Abbondanza - Casa del...More

2  Thank wendyanddavid536
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

This is probably the best example available today to understand how the old roman roads looked like in the past and it is full of such an amazing landmarks that it is difficult to describe how great it is

Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed 12 April 2018

I am very impressed! Underfloor heating, raised pavements and curb stones as well as a very real sense of timelessness. The Via Abbondanza is eerie as one can so very easily imagine those who came before this present generation going about their daily routines.

Thank ChristopherAuckland
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Looking at the main street of Pompeii, closely, it is amazing that way back then they had drainage, curbing, paving (cobbles)and raised stepping stones, (people of the time could cross the street without stepping in rubbish). This place (Scavi Pompeii) is one of the most...More

Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

I was on a tour and we walked the Main Street. You can see see the chariot marks in the stone. The level of preservation is amazing. And it’s much larger than anything you would expect. You can see what it was really like to...More

Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 20 December 2017

I found it interesting that the fountains and the water lines were so well preserved. I had no idea that the Romans were so ingenious that they could lay such small pipes and bring fresh water to their homes.

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

The ancient walkways and streets of Pompeii are still a beautiful way to step back in time. You can walk the streets and imagine how these ancient families lives, worked and played.

1  Thank lollygal
Reviewed 29 September 2017

A great example of a Roman street with wealthy villas a great place to walk before closing time with less crowds

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