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  • 1. Victims

    Over the cobbled streets, the buildings, the forum, and even vesuvius itself, the first thing most people think of is the dead bodies. Everywhere in Pompeii there are the plaster casts of the bodies...

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  • 2. The Entrance

    Once you enter the archeaological area and buy your ticket, you will be approached by guides. Though not 100% necessary, especially if you have a good map, if you choose to hire one, make sure he is...

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  • 3. Villas and Houses

    When we came to this home, I pictured it belonging to a family who enjoyed the finer things in life. I think it would have provided a comfortable life style in 79 AD! Homes of the rich and...

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  • 4. Streets

    One of the sights I remembered from an earlier visit to Pompeii 40 years ago were the step stones used for crossing over busy streets (pictured). They are still there, of course! Wheeled vehicles...

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  • 5. Ruins and history

    Famous at the global level, the excavations of Pompeii is the only archaeological site in the world, along with that of Herculaneum, capable of returning visitors a Roman town, whose life has remained...

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  • 6. Frescos

    It's almost impossible to believe that wall frescoes survived the burial of ash and lava at the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, but they did and are there for you to see for yourself! Just as some enjoy...

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  • 7. Pompeians activites

    While wandering around Pompei we came across some pottery and other things found or moulded over the years... I have heard that some of these things aren't the 'real thing' but cement (?) replicas...

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  • 8. Vesuvio

    When in Naples and Pompeii you will be able to watch the Vesuvius (unfortunately only from apart). Mount Vesuvius is a stratovolcano in the Gulf of Naples, about 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) east of Naples...

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  • 9. Temples

    It seems the Goddess of Luck, otherwise known as, Fortuna Augusta didn't quite do her job where Pompeii was concerned. Maybe she was sleeping when the eruption of Vesuvius occurred. Fortuna Augusta...

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  • 10. Theaters

    Having experienced the Ruins of Pompei, I have learned a lot about the devastation that occurred that was caused by the volcanic eruption. A very sad scene, but yet this ancient city has been well...

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  • 11. Best Pompeii Informational Websites:

    Pompei Online has tons of background information on Pompeii's roads, houses, temples, baths, theaters, and other aspects of the lost city, including images of...

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  • 12. Take your time

    I've visited Pompeij twice and all those great things you can see there - wandering around - fascinated me so much. Streets, villas, mosaics, frescos,...

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  • 13. Getting around a Pompeiian House

    Most guide books will give the names of the rooms in Pompeiian houses and other buildings in latin, and they may not necesserily tell you much about what they...

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  • 14. Bronze Figure of Apollo

    This bronze figure of Apollo stood outside a temple of the same name which was situated near the Forum, but operated separately from it. The statue portrays...

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  • 15. Free baggage check

    Just to the right of the turnstiles at the site entrance there is a free baggage check. If you take the Circumvesuviana train (which is probably how you'll...

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  • 16. Make Maximum Use of Your Time

    It is worth getting up early in the morning so that you arrive at the site at opening time or very soon after. That way you can get ahead of the crowds. Even in...

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  • 17. General Info

    Go to Transportation Tips to know how to get there by train.There are three entrances: Porta Marina (the closest to Pompei-Scavi train station), Piazza...

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  • 18. General Info

    Pompeii is easy to get to from Sorrento either on an organised excursion or by just jumping on the train. Making your own way there is far better as you are not...

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  • 19. Audio-Guide

    I did not use the handheld audio-guide device for Pompeii but wished I had since it was such a large scavi. I had earlier gotten one of these such devices when...

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  • 20. WCs at Pompeii

    Pompeii is a cannot miss site in Italy. It is fascinating. However, one area in which it falls short is the existence of WCs (toilets). Most are located outside...

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  • 21. Campania Arte Card

    The Campania Arte Card is a great way to explore Campania's many attractions and archaeological sites. Here's what you need to know in order to take advantage...

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  • 22. Free admission during culture week

    When I was in Italy, many places I visited were free because of what the Italian's call "Settimana della Cultura" or Culture Week. This happens during a week...

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  • 23. Where is Pompei located?

    This gives you a rough idea where Pompei is located. Click on the map, so you can see the red little dot.Pompei is located in the region of Campania. The...

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  • 24. WHEN YOU VISIT POMPEI........

    take plenty of water especially in summer months, it gets very hot herecheck and re-check your camera, this is not the place for it to stop working as mine did,...

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  • 25. Best memories...

    The best memories I have of this part of my journey through Italy is no doubt Pompeii. I travelled here in August 2000. This is not the best time of the year to...

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