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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 have wanted to visit Pompeii since I was a child and it did not disappoint. Incredible place which has been so well preserved. You could be here for hours but we spent 4. We used the audio tour... 
    I have wanted to visit Pompeii since I was a child and it did not disappoint. Incredible place which has been so well preserved. You could be here for hours but we spent 4. We used the audio tour...  more »
  • I am not a fun of ancient ruins, but this site is really nice to see - worth to visit. At first, prepare a day for it, or at least 5 hours. 2 hours (which are recommended) are not enough to see this.....  more
    I am not a fun of ancient ruins, but this site is really nice to see - worth to visit. At first, prepare a day for it, or at least 5 hours. 2 hours (which are recommended) are not enough to see this.....  more »
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  • We bought tickets online ahead of time, which was nice to skip the line, but I'm not sure we got the best deal. We spent 16€ per ticket, no guide or anything. We loosely followed a 5-hour path that we found using a map online, and we definitely didn't see anything, it is huge! We visited on a Tuesday and a lot of the houses were closed, which was a bummer. It was also very crowded (and hot) in August. They have filling stations for water bottles which was helpful. There really aren't many informational signs, so that was a bummer since we didn't have a tour or audio guide. This was still a neat experience! Everyone should visit and see what life was like in 79 AD here.
  • Wow! Some exceptional ruins that give great insight into ancient life. Would recommend allocating at least 2-3 hours here as there is a lot to see. There were a couple entrances. We used the one by the amphitheater and were able to get tickets there. €16 per person for a group of 2. Definitely would recommend!

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