Pompeii Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. The dogs

    While we were there in April 2010 the signs around Pompeii were quite clear. The dogs have started out as strays but have been 'adopted' by Pompeii which has been establlished as a dog sanctuary. All...

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  • 2. Stuff to be Aware Of

    As I've mentioned in previous tips, the site has had some issues with lack of visitor services and general deterioration. The good news is that this is being...

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  • 3. LACK OF TOILETS!

    The main Pompeii site is not blessed with a lot of toilets. Most are outside of this huge site. Remember, this was once a city. The main toilets are at the...

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  • 4. The Long Walk

    There is only one way to see Pompeii: on foot. The site is much, much larger than most people expect it to be and you'll be treading on very old, very uneven...

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  • 5. the sun

    The Sun is a major fator which should be considered when visiting Pompeii. There is no shade to speak of during the early afternoon, so taking a good sun hat...

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  • 6. None too easy on the feet.....

    As you can probably imagine, the streets of Pompeii are not smoothly paved at all. They consist for the most part, of huge stones which are very uneven and...

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  • 7. Take water and good shoes

    The visit of the Roman town of Pompeii is very exciting but during the summer season is very hard due to the high temperature. Inside the town there is only a...

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  • 8. Walking

    It is an ancient site, so please do not expect walking to be easy! Whilst i understand people's frustration about accessibility providing smooth surfaces in...

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  • 9. Very Hot, take bottled water

    It is extremely hot at Pompeii in the summer, so you must take plenty of bottled water, a hat and sun cream. Pompeii is a lot of walking and very spreadout....

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  • 10. Come prepared

    As I said in my introduction, Pompeii covers a large area, so come prepared! Wear comfortable shoes as you’ll be walking on large stones and cobbles all day and...

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  • 11. Very hot and dry

    We spent 7 hours walking around and exploring Pompeii. Pick up a free map and guide from the Info kiosk as with out a map you could get lost.take a bottle of...

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  • 12. Watch out for that rut!!!!

    When you go to Pompeii, be mindful of the cobblestones and the ruts in the road. The streets are made of very uneven cobbles and have deep tire ruts ground into...

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  • 13. bring water

    in the summer pompeii is very hot. once you enter the ancient city there are no facilities to buy food or drink. there are vendors at the entrance to porta...

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  • 14. Do not guide!

    Do not guide a group in Pompei. It is not allowed to use other guides as the official ones. I heard that it can be expensive, cause you will have to pay...

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  • 15. Summer Heat

    In summer it gets very warm in Pompei. There are not too many shaded areas amongst the ruins so it's advisable to prepare sensibly. It takes a couple of hours...

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  • 16. HOT STUFF

    In the summer months it is very hot here, the many stones absorb the heat and also reflect it back at you, go as early in the morning as possible, but if you do...

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  • 17. The "Essential" Tour

    Just outside the main entrance, be prepared to be bombarded with requests or "suggestions" that you need to be on a tour to properly tour the site. They will...

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  • 18. Details

    Pompeii and Ercolano are so impressive, that you might forget to look at the details. But please don't! Keep your eyes open for everything you see, and not only...

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  • 19. X-Rated

    You might think twice about taking your children to Pompeii. The frescoes (wall paintings) in nearly every house has sexually explicit pictures on the walls and...

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  • 20. Unofficial Guide

    We had a man follow us for a bit who kept trying to offer to be our guide around Pompeii. We weren't interested and eventually some of the staff saw him and...

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  • 21. And Toto, Too!

    The presence of canine-casts at Pompei demonstrates that the Romans were dog-lovers. Fido and his Master were often discovered side by side, together in death...

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  • 22. CAMERAS

    This is not the place for your camera to malfunction, there are so many wonderful things to photographI wish that I hadnt dropped mine on the way in !make sure...

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