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Stories and Tips Pompeii

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Pompeii in a Day

Written by alias843 on 19 Apr, 2010

I had only allotted two days to see all of Amalfi and Pompeii and I also had my heart set on seeing Vesuvius. I had a rough plan to meet up with a new friend of mine early, head to Pompeii then catch the…Read More


Pompeii: A tragedy that still fascinates today

Written by susiejwp on 07 Nov, 2005

On a warm day in August AD79, an event occurred that changed this city forever. In a horrendous explosion, Mt Vesuvius left her mark for others who followed to find. One minute the city was bustling. everyday life at its best, then suddenly the sky darkened…Read More


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Fullonica Stephani (Laundry!)

Written by Taylor252 on 10 Aug, 2003

Fancy words for a mundane, albeit necessary, function. The house was excavated in 1911 and was in good shape. Every room's function could be easily identified. The building had been a wealthy home at one time, dating from much earlier than the eruption. It had…Read More


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Temple of Isis

Written by Taylor252 on 10 Aug, 2003

When you enter Pompeii, walking straight takes you to the south end of the Forum. If you continue straight across that end of the Forum and on to the Via (Street) in front of you, you will be on the Via Dell 'Abbondanza.…Read More


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Pompeii's Forum--The Heart of the City

Written by Taylor252 on 07 Aug, 2003

The Forum of Pompeii is one of the largest open area in Pompeii. It was the center of commerce, politics and religious worship. At one end is the Basilica, identified as such by graffiti on one of the walls.…Read More


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The Temple of Apollo

Written by Taylor252 on 07 Aug, 2003

As you enter Pompeii this will be one of the first ruined buildings you see on the left. Various artifacts from several different cultures found at this site suggest there was a vigorous cult of Apollo in Pompeii.…Read More


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Pompeii--Ideas on Visiting the Excavation

Written by Taylor252 on 06 Aug, 2003

Pompeii As you walk the narrow streets of ancient Pompeii you will see the bakery that still has bread in the oven almost 2000 years after it was first put there... the quick food bar where coins were left on the…Read More


Guides

Written by travel2000 on 03 Nov, 2000

Here's the lowdown on guides-if you have a small group, definitely splurge to get one. On our past visit, we had a group of seven adults. We were deciding whether to spend the money, but eventually, an older Italian gentleman approached us and was very…Read More


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The Large Theater

Written by Taylor252 on 10 Aug, 2003

The large theater is located three blocks down Via Abbondanza, then go right two blocks. It will be on your left. This theater seems to be modeled after Greek theaters so probably dates to the Hellenistic period between the 3rd and 2nd century B.C.…Read More


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