Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei, Pompeii

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Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei, 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 Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei on your holiday in Pompeii, and find out what else Pompeii has to offer, use our Pompeii sightseeing planner .
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  • This is a fantastic place to visit. I drove there, arriving just after opening time and parked easily. The parking was reasonably priced at 3.50 euro per hour for secure parking and because I was earl...  more »
  • Well maintained site with many ongoing renovation works. Well, the site does. There are many guides prepared who speak several languages very well. We all loved.
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  • In life is a goal that cannot be missed. Experience living in a ghost town is something unheard of.
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  • Amazing trip back in time. We spent about five hours here and still probably missed a ton. Some spots are understandably crowed but many parts are very quiet as well. Don't buy tickets at the train station, the entrance is just down the street, take a right at the station exit. Pick up a free guide/map book from the room to the right of the ticket line, it helps point out the highlights of each section and gives some details about what you're looking at. The site was much bigger than I had expected; I would recommend planning your trip a bit in advance. Bring a bottle of water with you as there are a few faucets around to fill them with. There's not much else inside the site for getting food or drink-- we saw one place in the first half-hour, then nothing else until we exited.
  • The park is huge but for that reason there are several toilets and bars inside. But maybe it's better if you bring food/snack with yourself. After getting your ticket they give you a map. But it does not contain any information or story about the buildings, it just showes which building or garden is open for visit. It takes you about 5 hours to visit the whole ancient city with some resting time. The ordinary ticket costs 13 euro. The park opens before noon but does not let in visitors after 15:00! (I arrived there once at 15:30 and they did not let me in!) If you are inside in this time, don't worry, you have to leave around 19:00 in the afternoon.
  • Some research before you go will enhance vour visit immeasurably. Get a little off the beaten path and you can find a few still intact treasures. Good walking shoes are a must. Find a 3D rendition of the city prior to the ash fall to see it's true magnificence. So ironic the the volcanic activity which provided their prosperity also sealed their fate.
  • Incredible history. Do not miss if you're in Italy. This site is huge, and a little more polished than it's sister archeological cities. We recommend dual tours... Pompei and Herculaneum (Ercolano) for two unique views of ancient Roman life frozen in time.
  • Brilliant place that everyone should visit at least once in their lives. Very moving, very atmospheric piece of living history. A window through time showing how the Romans used to go about their daily lives. Too much to see properly in one day, a credit to the Italian nation.
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