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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  • This was the third time to visit the Pompeii ruins, but the first time ever in Italy of having to deal with pickpockets. Many of Pompeii's ruined villas, especially towards the lesser frequented east....  more
    This was the third time to visit the Pompeii ruins, but the first time ever in Italy of having to deal with pickpockets. Many of Pompeii's ruined villas, especially towards the lesser frequented east....  more »
  • We only spent half a day at Pompeii, but easily could have spent a full day or more exploring the ruins. Consider getting a tour guide to maximize your time and enjoyment. The wonderment of the... 
    We only spent half a day at Pompeii, but easily could have spent a full day or more exploring the ruins. Consider getting a tour guide to maximize your time and enjoyment. The wonderment of the...  more »
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  • This was a wonderful experience. We went here for a day trip and we weren’t disappointed as this place is genuinely one of the most interesting places I’ve ever visited. Firstly, this place is absolutely enormous and is well preserved. There’s plenty to see, from the forum to the theatre. I’d recommend spending a whole day here, and getting an audio guide which will allow you to take things at your own pace. There is also a lovely cafe here which does a really nice sandwich. If you’re looking for a truly unique day out, then I’d absolutely recommend this unique place.
  • Stunning location, make sure to take at least half a day to explore. You can follow the map but without guide you might not get a lot of history out of it. The buildings are very well preserved and this is a beautiful location. There is only one place to buy food and drinks and very overpriced - would recommend to bring your own if you don't want to queue and overpay. Tickets for entrance are 16 euro and a tour guide is €20 (small group official guide from tourist office). The train there should be around 3-4 euros. Don't overpay doing a tour, there might be some queue in high season but the skip the lines is a scam, you can just buy the ticket online and get there via public transport cheap and easy. When you enter make sure to first go to the left (thermal baths) before going up as many "famous" drawings are here. If it's hot, be aware there is not a tremendous amount of shade available.

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