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Forum, Pompeii

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Imagine what life was like 2,000 years ago at Forum, the ancient social center of the ruined city of Pompeii and a World Heritage Site. One of the main attractions in the city, which was buried in the 1st century CE, the central area has remained eerily frozen in time. What was once used as a marketplace for the Romans is now a major tourist spot. Walk among the crowds of tourists and experience the ghost-like presence of Ancient Rome in what has become an open-air museum two millennia past the natural disaster that claimed this city. Make Forum part of your personalized Pompeii itinerary using our Pompeii trip builder.
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  • really interesting and the view from the Palatine is awe inspiring. So much to see. We didn't take a tour, but its probably worth it 
    really interesting and the view from the Palatine is awe inspiring. So much to see. We didn't take a tour, but its probably worth it  more »
  • The forum was where the people went for gatherings, meetings, announcements and more. No horses were allowed, only on foot. Have fun, walk around and imagine you are walking where the Romans... 
    The forum was where the people went for gatherings, meetings, announcements and more. No horses were allowed, only on foot. Have fun, walk around and imagine you are walking where the Romans...  more »
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  • Amazing experience, it's easy to imagine what life was like in this setting. When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD it covered the village in 19 feet of ash. The bodies they were able to recover are coated with hardened ash, it was mostly the slaves that were told to stay and look after the treasures when the eruption began. It was very busy but easy to find space in the 170 acres it's spread across. Cost €22 each to enter, definitely worth a visit.
  • This place is to go once, see and that's all. You have to be careful not to be scammed for a ticket, especially if you are a group. Specifically, they cheated us for 3 tickets, we bought 43 and while we were entering they inserted three people on our tickets, and if we had proof we had to buy those three more tickets. Mostly people are looking to deceive you at every step. Otherwise, the tickets are too expensive, 16 euros for those over 25 years old, in my opinion that's a lot for what there is to see. Been once and probably never again.

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