Yes it is. Pompeii is really worth the visit because it’s unique in the world. Visiting Pompei you can go back in time. Pompei in not rebuilt. Pompeii is the original village buried by the eruption of the volcano Vesuvio in 79 d.C..
Why is Pompeii worthy to be visited
There are several reasons:
- it’s an original roman city and not rebuilt
- many houses are well preserved
- You can see the different areas of an ancient roman city: the forum, the arena, the main road and other areas
- It’s unique in the world
Imagine yourself in Pompeii 2000 years ago!
The archaeologists have unearthed what had been buried and therefore you can see what had been hidden for a long time. That’s really amazing! You can go through the streets and enter in the houses. It’s really a strange feeling. There are houses so well preserved that sometimes you feel like you’re entering in someone else’s house without permission.
Pompeii: the city
You can then really imagine the life of people of that time. The archaeological area in Pompeii is very big. You can first visit the arena and then go into the city.
You can walk on the main road, then enter into the houses of the most rich people of that time and see fountains, beautiful paintings and so you can imagine to be a guest. You can also identify the different rooms because there are still parts of the original furnitures.
In the museum there are also dried figs and charred bread besides all the other archaeological finds. These details help you to immerse yourself in time.
Pompeii: the Forum
Very important for the life of pompeiian people was the square called forum. The Forum is the center of every Roman city. The square is the city. The square is the meeting point, the business center, here people ask and get justice, pray and buy. All these activities happened almost 2000 years ago and visiting Pompei you are still part of it.
Pompeii: Villa of the mysteries
The utmost of your visit is when you arrive to Villa of the mysteries. This villa is a very good example of roman villas. It was a very luxory villa outside the walls of the city and it had the see view.
You can still see the beautiful paintings on the walls that represents scenes known at those ancient times. They represents for example Dedalus and Icarus, Theseus and the Minotaur, Theseus who abandons Arianna.
Is it worth it to go and visit Pompeii?
Is it worth to go and visit Pompeii? Pompei is not only worthy to be visited but it’s really unique!
- Can you tour Pompeii on your own without a tour?
- How long should I spend in Pompeii?
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