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Museo Vesuviano Giovan Battista Alfano

Via Colle San Bartolomeo 10 | Ingresso gratuito, 80045 Pompeii, Italy
+39 081 850 7255
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Museum or Covered area of artifacts?

I am not sure that I would say this is a museum, but more of a covered area of assorted items... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
NJTH
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Sicklerville, NJ
Unreal

Amazing when reality hits - that this event happened and you really feel part of the atmosphere of... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Alan R
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Via Colle San Bartolomeo 10 | Ingresso gratuito, 80045 Pompeii, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not sure that I would say this is a museum, but more of a covered area of assorted items obtained from the uncovering of Pompeii. Yes, there are a few of the castings of the deceased inhabitants of Pompeii, which leave you wondering...More

Thank NJTH
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Amazing when reality hits - that this event happened and you really feel part of the atmosphere of the Pompeii site

Thank Alan R
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Although the museum sports a wide ranging collection of artifacts from the time, the plaster cast forms of the negative spaces (hollows) found in the earth during excavation are a very somber reminder of their plight. Very moving.

Thank Nunya-from-NS
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I am really confused if the area I was looking at can be classified as a museum. Yes it had artifacts arranged on shelfing and on the floor which gave the appearance of a storage complex. The casts on display gives a glimpse of the...More

Thank Della G
Reviewed 18 December 2016

The most gruesome part is the plaster bodies that are frozen in time. Mount Vesuvius still towers over the area today ...looking so beautiful . It is only half it's original size today. The top half blew off 2000 years ago and destroyed Pompei in...More

Thank easterntreker
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Museo Vesuviano Giovan Battista Alfano - this is NOT the Forum Granary! Look at the description, website etc. It's not on Pompei Scavi (Pompeii excavation).

Thank yegorb306
Reviewed 11 October 2016

One can only imagine the horror that befell the inhabitants of Pompeii that had refused to leave the city before the gasses and ash overcame them and their bodies were encased in a sort of concrete for all time. As you gaze upon the 'casts'...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Monsignor Giovanni Battista Alfano is credited with founding this compilation of artifacts and remains discovered in Pompeii excavations. The "Board of Cultural Heritage of Pompeii" calls if the Forum Granary. Technically, it was the fruit and vegetable market that today holds more than 9,000 artifacts...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2016

To see these remains and know they once lived is very sad. We are informed they are real with victims bones inside

Thank supergranWakefield
Reviewed 12 July 2016

I thought this was very interesting. My cousin and I thought it was amusing that one mother would not allow her son to gaze at the dog for too long but looking the child seemed to be fine. My opinion is that humans are more...More

Thank WVTravelGirl
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