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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  • The archaeological site itself is wonderful, but it could be optimized. The ticket price is 15 euros per person in which you have to add additional 15 euro (and of course black) to have a licensed Guide and you can't do without, that takes you around (to 1.30) for the city telling anecdotes about the lives of Pompeii. It seems to me rather, exorbitant if you are a family of 4 people spend 120 euros is an instant and it didn't seem unfair. I think a guide like ours makes you see the most famous places (but not the villa of the mysteries that is too decentralized and our good Narrator Raphael cannot waste time reaching) could rightly charge 10 euro per person (when the audioguide talking It costs 6.50) at least with the receipt of the site and not "Italian style". It is a unique place in the world and as such people should have the opportunity to appreciate it.
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  • So lets not vey well have to queue at the ticket office, but not in the left column of long vey who is better to buy a little saves time.
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  • We almost didn't do this. We had been traveling for two weeks and we were on our second to the last night on vacation and in Rome. We were tired and didn't really feel like spending more time a train ...  more »
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