Pompeii Things to Do

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Most Viewed Things to Do in Pompeii

  • 1. Human Remains

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    beside the various artifacts unearthed around Pompeii that are displayed at the restored Forum Granary, you would also see the plastered remains of the humans and animals that perished in the famous...

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  • 2. Lupanar

    part two of my tips with more pictures the most visited and the longest waiting time to enter inside the small house in Pompeii is the infamous lupanar (brothel)! literally the crowds cram along the...

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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. Temple of Apollo

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    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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  • 5. Casa del Fauno

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    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. Forum - Foro

    at the northwestern end of the Pompeii forum is a large restored building which was the site of the former Forum Granary, which was once used to store grain for sale but today it houses and stores...

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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 roads, in rainy days. Looking at the sizes of those rocks, we have to ask: Did the...

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  • 8. Villa dei Misteri

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    part two of my Pompeii Forum tips along Via Dei Misteri. Roman Forums where the center of any roman town or city and is where many of the political, judicial and religious establishments are in any...

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  • 9. Porta Marina

    Piazza Porto Marina is the drop off point of the walking tours of Pompeii as the ticket and entrance and even the exit is located along this plaza. the Plaza is a roundabout of which besides the...

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  • 10. 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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  • 11. Bakery

    Via Stabiana is not only a major street of Pompeii but it is where many of the arstisanal shops, the bakeshops, Pistrinum di Modesto (the wheat granary) and many other stores are located and you can...

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  • 12. 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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  • 13. 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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  • 14. 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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  • 15. 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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  • 16. Grand Theater

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 17. 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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  • 18. 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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  • 19. Casa dei Ceii

    final part of my tips with more pictures around the Villa of Ceii since we are touring Pompeii for a half day, we only had a few attractions to see and one of them is the Casa Dei Ceii, located along...

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  • 20. Temple of Jupiter

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    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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  • 21. 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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  • 22. 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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  • 23. 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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  • 24. Ticket - Entry

    Info on ticket prices and hours was lifted from the website below. Reference ONLY this site for any updates: http://www.coopculture.it/en/heritage.cfm?id=1 Pompeii Scavi is open: from November 1 to...

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  • 25. Casa Del Poeta Tragico

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    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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