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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  • The most famous ruins in the world. You need a lifetime to really appreciate them or at least several days. Do not miss the Villa dei Misteri, which is tucked away in a corner of the site and so... 
    The most famous ruins in the world. You need a lifetime to really appreciate them or at least several days. Do not miss the Villa dei Misteri, which is tucked away in a corner of the site and so...  more »
  • The lady at the counter and young man were not user friendly. It appeared that we annoyed them when we came to purchase our ticket as they were in the middle of an interesting conversation. We were... 
    The lady at the counter and young man were not user friendly. It appeared that we annoyed them when we came to purchase our ticket as they were in the middle of an interesting conversation. We were...  more »
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  • This place is really a unique and amazing expired, it is worth every euro spent on it. I am really glad I was able to visit this place. As a recommendation for any future visitor, please make sure you bring with you a bottle of water (you can refill it there), a great hat and really comfy sneakers (I personally spent 4 hours walking through the village bit it could have been more, there's a lot to see). The only thing I've missed were few of the sculptures that I thought would be there, but probably were only temporarily years ago.
  • This is an amazing site. Only had a half day to tour, probably needed at least 3 days! I have known the story and history since I was a kid, but to see it up close is something else! Had an amazing guide (Fabio). Very sad to see the destruction and death brought on by Vesuvius. In the restaurant, we had some awesome Margherita Pizza! Very historic site. Fascinating ruins of Pompeii! Best to be on the alert for pick pockets!

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