Pompeii Archaeological Park, Pompeii

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Pompeii Archaeological Park, a World Heritage site, was once a thriving Roman city. The famous cataclysmic eruption of the nearby Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE destroyed it, as well as nearby Herculaneum, Stabiae, Oplontis and part of Boscoreale. When the volcano erupted, the entire settlement was covered with a deep layer of ash. Nearly 3,000 people died that day, and the ash quickly settled, preserving the city in almost its original state. Today, this is an open-air museum of the everyday life as it must have been when the ancient Roman civilization flourished here. Among the thousands of objects perfectly preserved by ash are ceramic pots, jewelry, furniture, and frescoes. To visit Pompeii Archaeological Park on your holiday in Pompeii, and find out what else Pompeii has to offer, use our Pompeii.
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  • I loved it from a historical point of view. We booked a tour through Pompeii tours which gave us a tour guide and we were in quite a large group which meant that if the guide walked off too far, you.....  more
    I loved it from a historical point of view. We booked a tour through Pompeii tours which gave us a tour guide and we were in quite a large group which meant that if the guide walked off too far, you.....  more »
  • Simply amazing. The only downsides are other people (it’s of course an incredibly busy place, with large crowds) and the intense heat (avoid the afternoon heat). He Villa Dei Misteri is worth the... 
    Simply amazing. The only downsides are other people (it’s of course an incredibly busy place, with large crowds) and the intense heat (avoid the afternoon heat). He Villa Dei Misteri is worth the...  more »
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  • This place is really a unique and amazing expired, it is worth every euro spent on it. I am really glad I was able to visit this place. As a recommendation for any future visitor, please make sure you bring with you a bottle of water (you can refill it there), a great hat and really comfy sneakers (I personally spent 4 hours walking through the village bit it could have been more, there's a lot to see). The only thing I've missed were few of the sculptures that I thought would be there, but probably were only temporarily years ago.
  • Wow! Some exceptional ruins that give great insight into ancient life. Would recommend allocating at least 2-3 hours here as there is a lot to see. There were a couple entrances. We used the one by the amphitheater and were able to get tickets there. €16 per person for a group of 2. Definitely would recommend!

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