Pompeii Travel Guide
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- 98%History Buffs
- 96%Local Culture
- 89%Business Travelers
- 82%Art & Design Lovers
- 78%Green Travelers
- 78%Spiritual Seekers
Member Reviews (90)
- PompeiiMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 10Sep 01, 2013
One of my all time favourite ancient Roman sites - this place is like no other. Well preserved, ironically, due to the volcanic ashes that fall from nearby Mount Vesuvius that also led to the city's destruction. This ancient site evoked a variety of emotions in me - awe, wonder, sadness and curiosity.
- PompeiiMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 2May 13, 2013
It's a given that the ruins of ancient Pompeii are a sight to behold. One may not realize until being there, however, how grand the scale of this preservation and restoration project is. There are vineyards being planted, façades being recreated, streets being clearly delineated, and the list goes on. There's even a small exhibit of human bodies that were preserved when Mt. Vesuvius erupted. Despite all this archaeological work, the awe-inspiring feeling of historical secrets remains. Every time you think you're ready to leave, you stumble on a new area. Hours later, when you're trying to find the exit, you're still discovering more excavations and getting further sidetracked. The more you see, the better sense you get for life back then...and an even greater desire to know what the city looked like at its prime. The emotions that follow progress from historical awe to being inspired to partake in unearthing the history of this ancient city. At least it was that way for me. I may be rambling at this point, but suffice it to say you can spend hours upon hours here. You must go if you can!
- PompeiiMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Jan 22, 2013
A short distance south from Naples, Pompeii is an amazingly preserved roman village covered up by the explosion of Mount Vesuvius in the first century AD. The excavation of these ruins has given valuable information on the way of life in the Roman Empire. Thanks to its ashy destruction, much of the city was preserved. It is pretty amazing to walk up and down the streets of the town and imagine what it must have been like almost 2000 years ago.
- PompeiiMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Dec 07, 2012
Pompeii was destroyed in 79 AD when Mt. Vesuvious erupted and buried the city in volcanic ash and lava. The city had been founded in the eighth century BC, so the Pompeii lifespan as a city was about eight hundred years.
- PompeiiMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Nov 01, 2012
Pompeii is one of those travel experiences that you think will be overly touristy and you will be above. Until you get to the perfectly preserved volcano victims, hands held up in horror, about to be engulfed in lava. Then you will be glad you came, in a sort of horrified at natural disasters/amazed at the sheer passage of time kind of way.
- PompeiiMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Oct 10, 2012
Pompeii was much more amazing than I had expected. The ancient city itself is perfectly preserved, giving you a deep look back into the past - with painted murals, mosaics, perfectly preserved kitchens with pottery. They also have plaster casts of the people who were caught when the volcano exploded. You can see their actual looks of terror, mouths open, frozen in time. It leaves a deep impression.
- PompeiiSep 17, 2012
What a cool place Pompeii was. It has so much history here. This picture shows the roads and how after time the wagon wheels wore out the roads! So many stray dogs here too. I wanted to adopt one and take it home with me! From here you can see Mount Vesuvius. The volcano thy destroyed the city.
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