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"Just wander" Streets Tip by monorailgold

Streets, Pompeii: 30 reviews and 44 photos


People who go to Pompeii often spend their time with tour groups or rushing thru the vast site trying to see all they can before it is time to catch the train back to Rome. Pompeii is to big to be seen thoroughly in one day. My advice would be to slow down and take your time. Try to enjoy the parts of the city that you can get to. Take your time wandering the ancient streets and allyways. You can loose yourself in the feel of Pompeii if you just slow down and let the city engulf you. The site is so vast and has so many things to see. I just wander along whichever road I come to, looking and exploring and drinking in the atmosphere. The ancient houses and courtyards are still visible. Some of the houses even have the tiling on the floor and paintings on the walls. It really give you the chance to see what Pompeii must have been like in its heyday.
So just take your time. If you want to do a tour, stick around afterwards and explore on your own. If you can devote an entire day to the city, I would say to do it. Pompeii is large and a whole day will allow for a lot of exploring. You won't be able to cover everything but by drinking in the atmosphere and slowing down, you will walk away with great memories ( and pictures) of this incredible site. You will get a small feeling of what Pompeii must have been like before the volcano blast that wiped it out.

Directions: Naples- pompeii scavi stop on the circumvesuviana line.

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  • Updated Nov 23, 2006
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