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Pompeii

Pompeii is a fascinating mix of austere beauty and haunting truth. As you explore the uncanny ruins of this ancient micropolis, the nearly 20 centuries that separate its streets, buildings and inhabitants from us seem to fall away like the 20 ft. of hardened ash that were removed to bring its story to light.

Nothing could have prepared Pompeii's residents for the force building below their beloved grass covered mountain (portrayed in many a fresco), so when Mt. Vesuvius blew its top on August 24, 79 AD, virtually everyone and everything remained. As a result, a stop motion photograph of each phase of the eruption and a perfectly rendered portrait of how these ancient people lived has been handed down to us.

As you wander its avenues, hop across its famous raised ‘crosswalks' or enter the antechambers of baths and private homes, you are sure to hear the echoes of the past as rare artistic treasures and plaster casts of some of its citizens tell the tale of the fateful day we can still witness today.

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 Pompeii

  • NOVEMBER to MARCH from 09:00 to 17:00
  • APRIL to OCTOBER from 09:00 to 19:30
  • Closed Some Public Holidays

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