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  • 26. 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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  • 27. 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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  • 28. 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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  • 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. Stabian Baths - Thermae

    The Stabian Baths get their name as they lie on the corner of the Via Stabiana and the Via dell'Abbondanza. They are the oldest baths in Pompeii, built in the 4th century BC, although they have been...

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  • 31. 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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  • 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. 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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  • 34. 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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  • 35. 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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  • 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. 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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  • 38. 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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  • 39. 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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  • 40. 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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  • 41. 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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  • 42. Mosaics

    Mosaics were another means of embellishing walls and floors. Tiny cubes (tesserae) of colored stone, ceramic tile, shells, glass or even gems were cemented into patterns ranging from simple geometrics...

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  • 43. 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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  • 44. 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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  • 45. 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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  • 46. 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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  • 47. Mensa Ponderaria - Weight Measures

    This odd-looking slab in an alcove of the Forum is a mensa ponderaria: table of measures. The graduated sizes of depressions were used as the official units of measure by which goods were sold -...

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  • 48. 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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  • 49. Garden of the Fugitives

    This is a large space cultivated as a vineyard, on the south-western edge of the city. A glassed-in display area houses the plaster casts of some of the victims from 79 AD, overcome killed by the...

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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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