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Museo Vesuviano Giovan Battista Alfano

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Address: Via Colle San Bartolomeo 10 | Ingresso gratuito, 80045 Pompeii, Italy
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+39 081 850 7255
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 13:00

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Alan R
Wick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Coquitlam, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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 tragedy that befell on a portion of the inhabitants and animals when the ashes fell.... More 

Thank Della G
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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 79 AD, August 24 , 1:30 pm. Scientists are saying it maybe approaching another blow... More 

Thank easterntreker
Minsk, Belarus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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
Belfast, United Kingdom
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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' of human, and animal forms, you have to realise that these were living people just... More 

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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 of clay pottery, pots, pans, jugs, amphorae, containers to transport sauces, wines, and oil, marble... More 

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Reviewed 21 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
Gainesville, Florida
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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 important than animals, but that is just me....

Thank WVTravelGirl
Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

Very interesting. An insight into how these people lived before their tragic disaster. We saw preserved nuts and fruits and earthenware remains.

Thank greatobealive

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