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    My guide book in Pompeii

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Dec 22, 2012

    Miscellaneous: Here it is my guide books that provided me details about a geographic location, tourist attractions, or most interesting itineraries inAssisi.

    Casa Editrice Bonechi – Italy. “The Golden Book”. Pompei. 1995, 112 pages.

    My guide book in Pompeii
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    lots of sun and lots of walking

    by Evenith666 Written Jan 15, 2010

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    Luggage and bags: Take a good, sturdy bag with you with lots of room.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Take some sturdy walking shoes if you plan to see alot of the town. Definately dont go in sandals as you will really suffer. Wear light clothes, but make sure you take things that will cover your arms and legs because of the sun. Also take a good hat to keep the sun off your face.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: There will be alot of walking over quite rough cobbled streets so you might want to take something to support your ankle if you get hurt.
    A cooling aerosol spray will no doubt come in handy
    Finaly, and most importantly, take sun cream!

    Photo Equipment: If you want to go to Pompeii without a camera, spare memory card or two, and lots of spare batteries, then go for it, but i would call you an utter fool!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you plan on picnicking, you might want to take a seating mat of some description. There are lots of nice sites near the Amphitheatre that offer shade.

    Miscellaneous: If you dont want a guide (i wouldnt advise bothering with one), take a good guide book or two, and make sure you have a good map of the town.

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    Properly Equipped

    by roamer61 Written May 8, 2009

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfortable and sturdy shoes are a must as you'll be walking on stones and down streets 2000 years old.

    Photo Equipment: Make sure you have ample film or memory for digital cameras as the archeaological site was much to photograph.

    Miscellaneous: A bottle of water is a good idea, especially on a warm day. None is available once you enter the site. Numerous vendors sell snacks and beverages just outside the main entrance.

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    Visit to the Scavi site at Pompeii

    by bip_231 Written Feb 25, 2009

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: To make your visit more comfortable, I recommend takeing a good pair of comfortable shoes with you, as the street surfaces are uneven in places. Also, take a hat or an ubrealla as the sun can be torturous, and there aren't that many place to shelter from it's heat.

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    Go well prepared

    by cinthya_in_victoria Written Jan 16, 2009

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    Photo Equipment: Charge your batteries and take a lot of films or a high capacity memory for your camera.

    Miscellaneous: The ruins of the city of Pompeii are huge! DON'T forget to take confortable shoes, enough water, a hat and a map as you can easily get lost. Take just the necessary stuff with you.

    it was a tired day

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    shoes - make the trip

    by cardwatcher Written Apr 9, 2008

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Remember when you plan your trip to Pompeii, your choice of shoe will make or break your day. There is virtually no level walkway anywhere inside the exhibit. Take a shoe with a good tread and shock absorber. Don't try to wear a new shoe. We walked over 11 miles on the day we visited Pompeii and without a good shoe would have been sorry.

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    • National/State Park
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    Water and good shoes

    by Balam Written Aug 5, 2007

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    Luggage and bags: A bottle of water, camera and spare batteries are a must

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good shoes should be worn as there is a lot of walking and some of the footing can be slippy,
    A loose shirt to cover up with.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: A pack of moist tissues will help refresh you and maybe some salt incase you start to feel a bit dizzy.
    extra suntan cream of a high factor

    Photo Equipment: Camera, spare film or memory card, spare batteries

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    It's hot, bring a drink!

    by VDElvis Written Feb 2, 2007

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Lots of rock and dirt, and not a lot of greenery. Pompeii gets hot. I went in mid-September, and it was still cooking. Dress appropriately for the heat.

    Miscellaneous: Bring a drink with you when you visit Pompeii. You can get ice water from the vendors outside the gates, or buy a drink or slushie inside at the cafeteria. But it gets very hot, and you will want a drink.

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  • Be Practical!

    by Aphrodite21 Written Aug 20, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: Since most people do Pompeii as a day-trip, heavy luggage is left at the hotel or hostel. Don't bring a heavy bag because you'll be doing a lot of walking in very hot weather. If, however, you have to bring your luggage with you like I had to last year, the people at the main gate were quite nice about putting it in storage for me. Most practical would be a small backpack or a medium-sized purse. Really just a bag big enough for a water bottle, your camera, a snack, and your wallet.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Pack sunscreen (the sun is very strong) and a hat. Finally, please please please wear practical shoes. Wear a good worn in pair of sturdy shoes or sandals. I was in hiking shoes and I still occasionally stumbled on those ancient roads. I'm just amazed at some of the women that I saw in heels! In heels! Where did they think they were going? You don't just decide to do Pompeii on impulse, you plan for it, why on earth would you wear heels here? I'm amazed that they didn't fall and sprain something.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Mosquitos generally aren't too bad in Pompeii especially if you keep moving. But if you're usually sensitive to mosquito bites take some repellant just in case. I was bitten alive this summer.

    Photo Equipment: Make sure you have extra batteries, lots of rolls, or lots of memory space. Pompeii's a big city and there is plenty to photograph.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: There are some camp sites in the modern town that aren't too expensive. If you're looking for a cheap place to spend the night you might want to consider these places.

    Miscellaneous: Pompeii gets quite hot and it doesn't rain very often. Do bring a rain coat if it looks like it might rain. Don't let the threat of rain scare you off, in my experience rain storms lasted less than 30 minutes. And if you're lucky enough to experience a heavy rain storm while there, don't run away! Get yourself to a point in the city (usually by the gates) where there is a drop-off and just watch all the water drain out of the city. It's fascinating watching the ancient drain system still doing exactly what it was doing 2000 years ago.

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    veary good walking shoes

    by orlandom Updated Aug 12, 2005

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Make sure you have a veary good pair of walking shoes. this is not a walk in the park the ground is veary aneven ( road's ,sidwalk )and in some places hard to walk on you are always cilming to see things and it will take you the full day to see pompeii .at the end of the day my feet where killed and i was so tired . And my sandles well they diden't make it to see another day one of the strap's broke and i had to buy a new pair lol. But and there is allway's a but. It was well worth it all

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    by barryg23 Updated Jan 28, 2005

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    Miscellaneous: Most guidebooks cover Pompei, though if you want more detail there are audioguides and free maps at the ticket-entrance. There are also guides offering tours of the ruins. We folllowed one of these for a while and it seemed quite interesting.

    Where am I?

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    Packing List

    by CandS Updated Sep 27, 2004

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    Luggage and bags: Take as little as possible...although a small backpack is handy to put some food and water in... You'll be glad you did!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Take some light clothes...it is very hot in Pompei even in October... A jacket may come in handy later at night or in the winter months...

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Take lots of sunscreen! You will need it!

    Miscellaneous: I wish I'd taken some food for the stray dogs...they were everywhere and were so friendly and lonely...they just wanted a friend... :) I felt so sorry for them...nobody else seemed to care for them...

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    Wear comfortable shoes!

    by Erin74 Written Mar 29, 2004

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Be sure to wear very comfortable shoes while visiting Pompeii. The old stone pathways are very hard and your feet will really feel them after a little while. I also recommend that the shoes be closed-toe, as the old roads are dusty. I wore sandals and my feet were quite dirty after the tour! I rarely wear sneakers, but I really wished I'd worn them to visit Pompeii.

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    Water water

    by sandysmith Written Jul 6, 2003

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: sturdy comfortable shoes - Pompei has a lot of cobbles and stepping stones

    Photo Equipment: loads of film or memory cards

    Miscellaneous: Take plenty of water with you and hold onto your water bottle as you can refill from the water fountains which still operate in Pompei.

    water fountain

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    Layering is Almost Alway a Good Idea

    by Goner Updated Dec 11, 2003

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: As you can see here I have toooo many clothes. Pompeii was beautiful and very warm by afternoon.

    Photo Equipment: Take a panoramic camera, there are some great panoramic views.

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