Pompeii Archaeological Park, Pompeii

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Pompeii Archaeological Park, a World Heritage site, was once a thriving Roman city. The famous cataclysmic eruption of the nearby Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE destroyed it, as well as nearby Herculaneum, Stabiae, Oplontis and part of Boscoreale. When the volcano erupted, the entire settlement was covered with a deep layer of ash. Nearly 3,000 people died that day, and the ash quickly settled, preserving the city in almost its original state. Today, this is an open-air museum of the everyday life as it must have been when the ancient Roman civilization flourished here. Among the thousands of objects perfectly preserved by ash are ceramic pots, jewelry, furniture, and frescoes. To visit Pompeii Archaeological Park on your holiday in Pompeii, and find out what else Pompeii has to offer, use our Pompeii.
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  • I didn't believe the hype, but it's true - this place is incredible. The site is HUGE; make sure you wear comfortable shoes. We were there about 2 1/2 hours and saw about half of it. The weather was.....  more »
  • I always wanted to go to Pompeii since I was a small child and I was worried it might not live up to the hype. But I had nothing to fear, everything was just stunning. Walking through those streets....  more »
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  • If visiting Pompeii then visiting the Archaeological Park is a must.This tour was well worth my 5* review. Would highly recommend a guide with audio so you don't miss anything.I was looking forward to this trip and my visit didn't disappoint me.An unbelievable tour taking you back over 2000 years to what life was like before Mount Vesuvius erupted and covered the area in ash.I couldn't believe how big the area was we had to walk.Two hours was probably enough so make sure you have plenty of sun block a hat and plenty to drink.Comfortable footwear is also essential. This trip is not for anyone who is a little uneasy walking and a big no no for anyone in a wheelchair unfortunately. Be prepared to be blown away as you are taken back in time.If you enjoyed reading my review and looking at my photos then don't forget to like them.
  • Wow, what an amazing experience. We went right at opening and beat all the lines, bought tickets right at the door. We didn't do the audio guide, but I regret not getting it. We brought umbrellas because rain was in the forecast, even with the rain, it was a great time. Could have spent 4 more hours exploring. We did go on the off season, Which was nice because it was not overly crowded.
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