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“Second Visit to Pompei and Still Impressed”

Pompeii - Archaeological Area.
Ranked #1 of 80 things to do in Pompeii
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Easily the most impressive roman archaeological site I have ever been to.

The first time I had a guided tour (actual person), which I would highly recommend. I would not suggest having one of the digital audio guides as they are useless. They are very vague on what they are talking about and you are left more confused than you were before.

I would highly recommend going to the small museum near the exit to have a look at the model of the city on how it once was. It gives you some bearing and will help you understand the overall city before you go wondering.

1  Thank DeanRP
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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

It's a must see! I can't wait to read the book again. So much history and beauty uncovered. From the baths, restaurants, homes, and streets with ruts from years of the chariots cut into the marble. Breathe taking views of Mt. Vesuvius. I recommend reading up on it before going to get a head start on all the information you will receive. A guide is also a must. Enjoy!

1  Thank Mary Beth G
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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

What an amazing place. Taken by a tour guide who brought the place to life. Little shade and a very hot area so take plenty of water and Wear a sun hat!

Thank Donna F
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

We went here at 3pm in early June during the season when it closes at 730pm. The crowd was thin and we rented the audio guides which is very handy and a map was provided from the rental booth. You have to exchange your passport or identity card for them and retrieve it to you when you return the devices. They don't provide you with the earpiece, so if you want to be comfortable instead of holding it against your ear all the time, bring your own. It will be useful when you visit other museums. Having visited countless museums, the disposal earpieces provided with the audio guides are barely audible . The place is so huge that only certain sections of the pompeii was excavated. To see everything you really will need a whole day to appreciate the lives of people who once lived there. Whether century ago or modern time, the fundamental of civilization is the same. It is really a beautiful place (my top fave in Italy) and really glad to have the opportunity to visit having heard so much about this place. Outside of Pompeii, there is no shortage of souvenir shops touting by roadside, cafe etc. It is not as "ashy" as imagined.

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Reviewed 21 June 2018

We drove to Pompeii from Sorrento and did the trip independently, we would recommend visiting early morning as it gets very hot walking around and it gets busy with groups by mid morning

Thank KIm S
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