a new start was made in 2013 with the Italian Government taking a less laissez faire approach, so things may have improved.
Didn't see much in the way of scaffolding and whilst sections of the city were still being excavated, the majority was excavated and open to explore, with many 'feature' parts detailed.
We went from a cruise ship, and only had 4 hours there, which IMO was way too short (but in the opinion of my wife and kids was well long enough!) and our guide, whilst undoubtedly knowledgeable, was aloof, impatient and at times downright rude. And we never got to go in the visitor centre where most of the 'bodies' are displayed.
I'd looked at options to organise the visit independently with a tour company, but in the end plumped for the easy choice of just booking the cruise tour (prices were pretty much the same)
With hindsight, I should have gone the independent route, and even considered Herculaneum.
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05 March 2021 11:57:29
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