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Pompeii, Italy
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed September 13, 2012

This was my second trip to Pompeii, and by far the most enjoyable. My first trip, I tried to see EVERYTHING and only ended up exhausted, moody, and overwhelmed. Remember, Pompeii is a well-preserved major ancient city—a CITY! It is large. You can easily walk...More

8  Thank Loretta R
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed September 14, 2016

Went with the family during August 16, a little disappointed in that some parts had been closed off, it does take a while to get round, try and see when slightly overcast.

2  Thank Karamjit D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was great to be here but the center was being set up for an event and was full of concert audio visual equipment which ruined photo ops and felt a little weird to see.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The forum is part of Pompeii and as such is full of history. It is in quite good order considering it was ‘almost’ destroyed nearly 2000 years ago by the volcano that lurks ominously in the distance.

Thank S G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pass the 2 hour line at the Colosseum and wait 10 min to get your tickets for both here. Spend an hour here to see the ruins of the Roman Empire, then walk across and get into a much shorter line for the Colosseum.

Thank Jerry M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is unbelieveable. We have been a few times now and every time we go, there is something new to see. Well worth the visit.

Thank JoandMarkHoward
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very impressed by the whole visit to Pompeii and the forum is really impressive. I believe it's worth paying for a good guide as there are so many details you can miss without guidance.

Thank df0ster10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking through Pompei with a guide is a wonderful experience, learning about history and ancient civilization culture. Best to wear running shoes or something similar and to bring your own water. Three hour tour just scratches the surface.

Thank M L
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

I visited the old forum in Pompeii today as well as all other attractions in the Old Pompeii ancient ruins. This is a definite must if you are travelling in this area. Wow! Lots of history here amd so much to see!

Thank JFLeB325
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful walk through history with so many photo opportunities. The line moves quickly so dont be discouraged if there are alot of people. This is the best picture spot for yo ur colosseum photos. There are shady spots inside for the extra...More

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Reviewed October 5, 2018

It was the main gathering center of the town, bordering the administration, public market, grainary, temple areas.

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

It's a very big site so wear good comfy sensible shoes and take water to drink. Very interesting and a great insight into Roman times

Thank deebeeLincsUk
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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?
June 24, 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
May 6, 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
March 9, 2018|
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Response from Clint T | Reviewed this property |
No you need to book a tour or guide beforehand