Explore the Ruins and Walk the Streets of Pompeii


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Explore the excavated sites of Pompeii.

Pompeii and its inhabitants were buried after the catastrophic volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D.  It is now a vast archaeological site with excavated houses, streets, and artifacts that visitors can roam and explore.

There are 2 main entrances to Pompeii: 

Porta Marina (main entrance) - Guided tours and audioguides can be bought here.

Piazza Anfiteatro (less trafficked) - You can get in faster, closer to train station.

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One of the most unique places

The mansions with their murals, the market and the houses are impressive. But the most surprising and unbelievable sight is the human bodies discovered in the excavations... It is not easy to describe unless you see it from up close, the preservation of the body postures while even the facial expressions could be seen, thousands of years after the destruction of the city...

Ancient ruins with lots of history

Check this place out if you enjoy history! Before you go, read Pliny the Younger before you go

Amazing place!

Really incredible destination! Make sure to take one of the walking tours, the history that they share is super interesting. The preserved mother holding her child gave me chills...

A Must See While in Italy

I visited Pompeii during the middle of the week in the off season. There was hardly anyone there during my visit. At times I had an entire street within the site to myself. The site is massive and can easily take a full day to explore. If you go when it's not as crowded, you will be able to cover more ground by not having to make your way through the people. Be sure to pick up a site map and the guide book at the entrance, both are free with entry.

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