Pompeii Worth It?

Aug 4th, 2005, 02:01 PM
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Don't go if you feel you have to go, that's my opinion but only go if it does intrigue you enough to pay the waiting fee and entry fee.
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Aug 4th, 2005, 02:39 PM
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We planned a half day for Pompei (one of us lukewarm about it-preferring ceramics hunting) and ended up spending the day, enthralled.
My vote is get settled in Amalfi and see if a morning tour is available.
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Aug 4th, 2005, 03:16 PM
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I visitited Pompei last Sunday and the temp was 44c.and to add to that I had an injured foot.

I did enjoy it up to a point but all the originals have been removed to the Museum in Naples. I rented a telephone thing which gave you the history of the houses you were visiting. If I was going to do it again it would be in winter and I would hire a guide - Pompei is huge, much much bigger than I expected.

It is easy to get to from Sorrento, trains every 30mins, journey time 30mins and it leaves you off at the entrance. I think it was 3.50E return but that was a weekend rate.

If having been there you are intrigued I think it would be interesting to go to the Museum in Naples later. That is what I intend to do next time
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Aug 4th, 2005, 06:04 PM
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Before deciding a would do a little more reseach on Pompeii - check the web site to understand exactly what it is.

Persoanly - seeing it was one of the highlights of my 60+ trips to europe. But history is my field - and one of my loves - and esp hisotry of that era.

If you really have no interest - why spend the time? (You can;t pay me to sit on a beach - I'm bored stiff in 20 minutes - and I know most people think that is odd - but everyone has their own priorities and interests.)
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Aug 4th, 2005, 06:27 PM
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Hi ItaliaBound, you have received a lot of information here. Now I think you have to decide for yourself. If you don't have an idea about the history of Pompeii than possibly this is not the trip to visit there.

I don't know when you are going but if it is in summer Pompeii can be very very hot and crowded.

I don't know you of course but I get a feeling that maybe this is not somewhere that you would enjoy as much as perhaps Amalfi etc. And remember, it is impossible to see "everything" in Italy, even the Italians haven't. So don't push yourself to go to Pompeii unless you are really in the mood. And have fun in Italy!!!!
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Aug 4th, 2005, 08:14 PM
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You must go if you are into historical facts of a place, but if not (nothing wrong with that) go where you can sit and relax over drinks and food as my dear one prefers.
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Aug 4th, 2005, 09:17 PM
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Yes they have a left luggage service see this link - http://www2.pompeiisites.org/databas...f!OpenDocument

Try to take in Pompeii. It is a remarkable site. I also agree with hiring an audio guide or tour guide otherwise you really can't appreciate what you are looking at. The Pompeii train station is right next to the entrance. Bring a hat and plenty of water.

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