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  • 26. 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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  • 27. 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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  • 28. 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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  • 29. Via dell'Abbondanza

    The " street of abundance " was the most important street in Pompei with plenty of private houses, shops, merchants and restaurants. It got its name from the archeologists, who, when they saw how many...

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  • 30. 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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  • 31. 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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  • 32. Caligula's Arch

    This is one of the most photographed scenes in Pompeii, and why not, its a marvel that it is still intact and with Mt. Vesuvias looming in the background as a sobering reminder of its destructive...

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  • 33. Casa della Venere in Conchiglia

    As with many of the buildings in Pompeii, this house was still being restored after the Earthquake which hit the city several years earlier. This house is again famous for one of its fresco's,...

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  • 34. Casa del Menandro

    The House of Memander is one of the largest and most lavish houses in Pompeii. Its name comes from the well preserved Fresco of Menander, an ancient Greek dramatist, situated in the Peristyle. Much of...

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  • 35. Casa di Loreius Tiburtinus

    The porticoed upper the pools of the Casa di Loreius Tiburtinus was decorated with statues alluding to Egypt, homeland of the goddess Isis: in the center there is a sacellum with fountains, at the...

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  • 36. Casa Del Poeta Tragico

    The House of the Tragic Poet shows a typical layout of a Pompeiian house. The house is famous for its elaborate mosaics and frescos depicting scenes from mythology. There are fresco's of Zeus and Hera...

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  • 37. Theaters

    Pompeians had a lively appreciation for the arts and had two semi-circular theaters for enjoying less violent spectacles than were held at the amphitheater. The larger, open-air version held 5000, had...

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  • 38. 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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  • 39. Scavi - Excavations

    We have had a bad weather during visited the ruins, was a rainy day. But still many visitors in group with an umbrellas inside and I believe this is one of the most tourist attraction in town of...

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  • 40. Ticket - Entry

    This info was lifted from the website included below - be sure to pull it up as the info could change. http://www.pompeiturismo.it/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=14&Itemid=28 Pompeii...

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  • 41. Subarban Baths - Thermae

    Terme Suburbane (in English, suburban baths) were built in a private property in the first century B.C. on a artificial terrace in front of the sea and close to the town walls. The thermal rooms are...

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  • 42. Casa di D. Octavius Quartius

    The House of Octavius Quartio is another of the larger houses in Pompeii, occupying almost an entire Insula. It is famous for its remarkably preserved artwork and also its extensive gardens. The most...

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  • 43. Central Baths -Thermae

    The Terme Centrali (central thermal baths) were built in 62 DC to replace the Terme Stabiane, but they were never completed. On the north and west side there were a series of shops. From the road you...

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  • 44. Casa degli Amorini Dorati

    The Casa degli Amorini Dorati (house of the golden cupids) owes the name to the golden cupids that adorned the rooms (Now in the Museum of Naples). The house was owned by gens Pompea allied with...

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  • 45. Temple of the Lares

    The Household Lares are the gods of the home. Most houses in ancient rome would have a shrine to these gods, and make offerings in the hope that the Lares would protect them and their home. The Temple...

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  • 46. Gladiator Barrack - Caserma

    The Caserma dei Gladiatori (gladiators' barracks) is the first monument you can see at the entrance of the ancient town. It is located behind the Big Theatre and the spectators were here during the...

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  • 47. Casa dei Ceii

    Behing the Casa del Larario di Achille you can find the Casa dei Ceii (in English, Ceii's House) owned by Ceius Secundus. The house has got the typical Roman shape with the atrium, the triclinium and...

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  • 48. Lauderies

    Following to walk along Via dell'Abbondanza you can see on the left the Laboratorio dei Tintori (in English, Dyers' Laboratory)with the boilers used for the cloths. Forward some meters you can see...

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  • 49. Restaurants - Taverns

    There were then, as there are today, several ways to relax. One is to go to the local tavern. At Pompeii, there are several. Here, one would as today, go with a friend perhaps, to have a drink or 2 of...

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  • 50. Casa della Caccia Antica

    The Casa della caccia antica (in English, house of the ancient hunting) was built in the first century BC and it was modified in the years. The house has got wonderful frescos of the fourth type that...

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