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Reviewed 22 December 2018 via mobile

This place is just jaw dropping to see these ruins it’s just amazing. Sad Wht has happened but glad to see what has been found as well it’s a absolute gem so much history and the tour guide was so good to have to explain...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brenton-Jolly
Reviewed 26 November 2018

The construction of this avenue is amazing - using lava rocks as a base for the road. Allowing for drainage and the sheer size and width given the period it was constructed. The real deal - hard to believe one is walking where ancient Romans...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sue M
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

But water originally flowed from the maidens mouth for the populous to use. All on site in Pompei. Look for the penis in stone in the ground pointing to the brothel.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RknRon
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Walk down this roughly hewn cobblestone "road" and get a real feeling for living in Pompeii. So much of Pompeii is still preserved it is eerie, I liked the street signs and how close the family dwellings were located. Vesuvius visible in the near distance...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank wannabefoodcritic
Reviewed 2 June 2018

A great example of a Roman road - cobbled road, raised pavements, kerbstones, drainage, stepping stones for pedestrians and deeply rutted stones on the road where the iron wheels of carts had repeatedly travelled. Also many splendid buildings along the Via Abbondanza - Casa del...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

This is probably the best example available today to understand how the old roman roads looked like in the past and it is full of such an amazing landmarks that it is difficult to describe how great it is

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank rickyspa1
Reviewed 12 April 2018

I am very impressed! Underfloor heating, raised pavements and curb stones as well as a very real sense of timelessness. The Via Abbondanza is eerie as one can so very easily imagine those who came before this present generation going about their daily routines.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ChristopherAuckland
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Looking at the main street of Pompeii, closely, it is amazing that way back then they had drainage, curbing, paving (cobbles)and raised stepping stones, (people of the time could cross the street without stepping in rubbish). This place (Scavi Pompeii) is one of the most...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

I was on a tour and we walked the Main Street. You can see see the chariot marks in the stone. The level of preservation is amazing. And it’s much larger than anything you would expect. You can see what it was really like to...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 19 December 2017

I found it interesting that the fountains and the water lines were so well preserved. I had no idea that the Romans were so ingenious that they could lay such small pipes and bring fresh water to their homes.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Richard F
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