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. Lupanar

    Pompeii was famous for its brothels and a "phallic symbol" on the street walls points to where these establishments were. The Lupanar of Pompeii is the most famous brothel in the ruined Roman city of...

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  • 3. 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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  • 4. Forum - Foro

    The main open space in Pompeii is the Forum located near the southwest edge of town. The area is 142 m long by 38m wide At the north end there was the Temple of Jupiter with six pillars on the face....

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  • 5. Casa del Fauno

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The largest house in Pompeii in the history, and derives its name from the statue of a Faun, the watershed provides Tuscan atrium The House of the Faun covers an area of 3,000 square meters, and is...

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  • 6. Temple of Apollo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The central stairs of the Temple of Apollo rise between the middle front pillars (no longer here). Before this stands an altar .Onliy two pillars are standing as are parts of the body of the building....

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  • 7. 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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  • 8. 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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  • 9. Basilica

    The Basilica is situated in the square practically in front of the railway station in Pompeii. The secondary entrance in the area of the excavation is on the left, about 500 meters far from here. The...

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  • 10. Villa dei Misteri

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The first major room of the house is the Atrium, which has in its floor a large impluvium. Looking beyond the atrium is the large peristyle. Nearby is a garden and to the right are the cooking rooms....

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  • 11. Erotic Pompei

    Erotic art in Pompeii was discovered in the ancient cities around the bay of Naples (particularly of Pompeii and Herculaneum) after extensive excavations began in the 18th century. The city was found...

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  • 12. Grand Theater

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

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  • 13. 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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  • 14. Forum Baths

    The Forum Baths in Pompeii are among the best preserved roman baths in the world. Situated just north of the forum, these Baths are the oldest in Pompeii. As with many bath houses, there are seperate...

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  • 15. 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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  • 16. Baths - Thermae

    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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  • 17. Temple of Jupiter

    4 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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  • 18. Vesuvius

    While on a visit to Rome, I took a long awaited trip to a fascinating city with a dramatic history, Pompeii. This wealthy Roman port city was buried under volcanic ash and pumice in August 24, 79 AD...

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  • 19. 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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  • 20. Odeion - Small Theater

    The Odeon is the smaller theatre in the complex, built between 80 and 75 BC. It is architecturaly similar to Greek style theatres, but it still clearly Roman in origin. It is free-standing, rather...

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  • 21. 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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  • 22. Domus Pompeiana - Houses

    Pompeii has many houses (domus) that are fascinating to explore. Some of them are very large and well preserved with re-created roofs, gardens, original mosaics and wall paintings. They are creatively...

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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. Guides - Info

    Some reading/research in advance is highly recommended so you have a good idea what you'll be looking at and where the visitor's services are. Here's a very good site with lots of good information on...

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  • 25. 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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