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Old 06-28-2007, 07:17 PM
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Can anybody suggest a good guide to the excavations? I have heard that the one that is given at the site is not that good.
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In May, our guide spoke fluent English and it was my understanding that others that I spoke to had similar luck with their guides. It is normal to expect an accent but it's very rewarding when someone truly understands the ruins and how to explain them. It is my understanding that you are not taking a ship offered excursion, correct?
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Old 07-02-2007, 09:34 AM
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That is correct...the ship only takes you to Pompeii for 2 hours and it is quite expensive! As far as the guide, I meant a booklet..sorry.
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:08 AM
 
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Maps for Pompeii are readilly available and written in many languages. They are free at the information offices. One by the port and another across from the entrance to Pompeii. You can also opt for the audioguide service offering self guided audio tours of the excavation. They are 6.50 euros for the first headset and then 5 euros for everyone after that. Childrens rates are 4 euros for the first and 3.50 euros for each after that. These are available at the ticket offices that you will find with ease. This is a nice website detailing the excavation from a tourist perspective:
Pompeii virtual tour
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Old 07-02-2007, 12:02 PM
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Thanks....I will let you know how things went when we return!
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