Pompeii Things to Do

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  • 1. Human Remains

    One of the most impressive sights were the petrified bodies in exhibiting. Reading the guide, Horacio claimed that they were original. It would be too much violent so I told him they were scaled...

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  • 2. Streets

    There are lots of interesting details to see in Pompeii; One of them is the ingenious solution used to cross the road, in rainy days. Looking at the sizes of those rocks, we have to ask: Did the...

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  • 3. Lupanar

    Many homes have large paintings on the walls near the entrance to the home of a Priapus with oversized male appendage. This is done to chase away the evil eye, commonly believed in down the centuries....

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  • 4. Temple of Apollo

    4 out of 5 stars

    This temple is dedicated to Augustus, the first Emperor of Rome and was built by town official Marcus Tullius. Up the first set of steps was the altar, where offerings would have been made to the...

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  • 5. Theaters

    I was somewhat disappointed with the visit of the great theatre: Pompeii references all mention the good condition of the remains found during the site's recuperation. Having seen many Roman and Greek...

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  • 6. Casa del Fauno

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This residence is from the Sannitic age, dating to the 2nd century BC. The original of the bronze depicting a FAUN gave the house its name. A mosaic depicting the battle between Alexander and Darius...

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  • 7. Forum - Foro

    As in Rome, the Forum was the main hub for the temples, courts of law, municipal offices, markets and other structures related to the economic, religious and political life of the city. This is a very...

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  • 8. Amphitheater

    Pompeii's amphitheater was built about 70-80 BC and is the oldest yet discovered. Smaller than the more famous version in Rome, this oval-shaped arena had no underground facilities but did have a...

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  • 9. Frescoes

    The people of Pompeii decorated the interior walls of their homes with colorful frescos much like we do with paint, wallpaper and artwork, In the late 19th century, German archeologist August Mau...

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  • 10. Forum Baths

    Pompeians were squeaky clean, no doubt about it. There were multiple public baths in Pompeii and a good ol' soak was part of the daily routine. It was a bit of a ritual involving exercise, warm soak,...

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  • 11. Bakery

    Among the many excellently preserved findings of Pompeii, the thick blanket of ash produced by the volcanic eruption conserved for centuries a BAKERY COMPLETE WITH ITS EQUIPMENT: the MILLSTONES...

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  • 12. Casa dei Vetti

    Referred to by one guidebook as Pompeii's "bachelor pad", this villa was owned by two brothers. I think the official "Brief Guide to Pompeii" says it best: "especially noticeable is the figure of...

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  • 13. Basilica

    The Basilica was the oldest and most important public building in Pompeii. In the beginning, it was a covered market, a meeting place; however, during the earthquake of A.D. 62 the roof fell in. It...

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  • 14. Villa dei Misteri

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Villa of Mysteries was home to a secret religious cult, and as such is located outside the walls of Pompeii. It is the one of the largest villa's here covering 2895sq/m and has over 30 rooms,...

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  • 15. Palestra

    The Palaestra is the area that would be used for practising things such as boxing and wrestling. The Pompeiian Palaestra is located next to the Amphitheatre, and was built sometime in the Augustan...

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  • 16. Temple of Vespasian

    This building was incomplete at the moment of the eruption. It presents some unique construction features, starting with the entrance courtyard preceded by a vestibule with portico, at the end of...

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  • 17. Porta Marina

    The Marine Gate now serves as the entrance to the town, however in ancient times, Pompeii was a seaside town (and they say global warming is a new thing...pfft!). The Marine Gate used to seperate the...

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  • 18. Thermopolium

    The purpose of these commonly seen circular receptacles is often mistaken for a function we associated with toilet paper. Not so. They once held containers of wine (called dolia) or hot meals in the...

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  • 19. Temple of Jupiter

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    The Temple of Jupiter is the most important, and thus prominent, building in the forum. Everyone in the town would visit here frequently to give offerings to the King of the Gods. Much of the grandeur...

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  • 20. Macellum

    The Macelum in Pompeii is an excellent example of a Roman fish market. The circular area would have had a domed roof which would have had a hole in the top of it to allow the smell of the fish to...

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  • 21. Gardens

    One of the most pleasing elements of visiting Pompeii is the careful attention that the Italians have put into recreating and maintaining the gardens within the homes of Pompeii. It helps to provide...

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  • 22. Modern Town

    The Vesuvian Museum, planned by Giovan Battista Alfano and inaugurated on 15 October 1911, preserves an interesting collection of documentary material on the eruptive history of Vesuvius. The Museum...

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  • 23. Terme Stabiane

    The Baths are for men and women in separate rooms. The tepidarium has an upper open area on its dome. The adjacent room has stucco ceiling work with figures and geometric square units. Next to a...

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  • 24. Casa del Menandro

    Following the visit of the Casa del Menandro, in the north side of the peristyle you can see the rooms of the owners of the house. In the green room along the peristyle you can see a fresco showing...

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  • 25. Necropoli

    Outside the Nocera Gate you can see the Necropoli di Porta Nocera (in English, Necropolis of Porta Nocera) with many graves dating from the first century B.C. to the first century A.D. Many graves...

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