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. 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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  • 3. Temple of Apollo

    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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  • 4. 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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  • 5. Streets

    There are a lot to see in the Museum: The amphitheatre. The Great Palaestra (Gymnasium). House of the Vettii. House of the Faun. Forum. Temple of Apollo. Theatre. Via dei Sepolcri Lupanar...

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  • 6. 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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  • 7. Lupanar

    It may not be listed on visitor guide but our tour guide took us there. Wow! Was amazing! Took several pictures. Not allowed to use flash but wasn't needed. Pompeii itself was amazing. Sin City for...

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  • 8. 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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  • 9. 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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  • 10. Casa del Fauno

    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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  • 11. Villa dei Misteri

    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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  • 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. 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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  • 14. 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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  • 15. 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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  • 16. 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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  • 17. Temple of Jupiter

    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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  • 18. 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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  • 19. 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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  • 20. 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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  • 21. Casa della Fontana Piccola

    One of the nicest preserved houses in Pompeii was the House of the Little Fountain. It gets its name from the lovely ornate, and perfectly preserved fountain in the rear of the house. Its made of...

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  • 22. 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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  • 23. 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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  • 24. Vesuvius

    In the distance from Pompeii, you will see Mt Vesuvius. Though not close enough to be overwhelming, it is in close enough proximity to Pompeii to be more than a little ominous. Vesuvius had two major...

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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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