Pompeii

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Pompeii Archaeological Area

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Pompeii represents a unique heritage of architecture, sculpture, paintings, and mosaics - don't miss it!

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Pompeii Archaeological Area

Crystallized history awaits you!

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Discover Pompeii, the ancient Roman city that was frozen in time by the eruption of the Vesuvius in 79 AD. In the course of just a few hours, a rain of ash and fragments of lava (lapillus) buried the rich city pulsating with life 25m/82' deep – houses, people, roads, public buildings, and objects of everyday life were encased, locked forever in a terrible instant. With an area of about 66 hectares/163 acres, Pompeii represents a unique heritage of architecture, sculpture, paintings, and mosaics. The ash that buried the city after the eruption allowed for exceptional preservation, giving visitors today the unique opportunity to experience the Roman city in its magnificent wholeness.

Reservations must be made with a minimum of 1-day notice.

Address: Archaeological Area of Pompeii – Via Villa dei Misteri 1 – 80045 Pompei (Naples)

OPENING HOURS:

November to March: 8:30am to 5:00pm (last entrance at 3.30pm)

April to October: 8:30am to 7:30pm (last entrance at 6 pm)

INFORMATION about access for visitors with limited mobility and disabilities:

People with limited mobility and heart disease should be especially careful.

People with limited mobility are advised to enter from Piazza Anfiteatro and to limit their visit to the surroundings of the Amphitheater.

IMPORTANT – Code of Conduct

The archaeological area of Pompeii is a fragile and precious site. Please respect these few rules, and help preserve one of the great treasures of mankind, as well as your own health and safety!

  • Please walk with care, do not stop on the edges of the excavations, nor climb on the walls
  • Respect the limitations of entry and access
  • Be respectful. Refrain from shouting, writing on the walls, and dispersing waste. Please place your waste in the appropriate containers.
  • Photography and filming are authorized for private use only. Please contact the Office of the Superintendent for shooting with a tripod, using flash and artificial light, as well as for commercial or other uses.
  • Please leave bags, backpacks, umbrellas, and other bulky items at the wardrobe
  • Do not smoke
  • Pets are not allowed
  • We point out the possible presence of stray dogs, which have passed the perimeter defenses of the excavations. We recommend to stay away and be careful.
  • We recommend the use of shoes with flat soles.
  • There is a picnic area near Porta Nola.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations and changes without penalty if communicated within 24 hours from the original booking
  • For cancellations or changes up to 3 days before the date of the visit, the cost of the service is due as penalty
  • For cancellation or changes from 3 days before the date of the visit, no refund of the ticket, service, or ancillary services such as guides or earphones will be granted.
  • Any change is subject to confirmation according to availability.

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How to get there:

By train
  • Trenitalia Naples – Salerno line (Pompei station): Entrance Piazza Anfiteatro
  • Circumvesuviana Naples – Sorrento line (stop “Pompei Scavi Villa dei Misteri”): Entrance Porta Marina and Piazza Esedra
  • Circumvesuviana Naples – Poggiomarino line (stop “Pompei Santuario”): Entrance Piazza Anfiteatro
By bus
  • SITA bus from Napoli and Salerno
  • Line CSTP number 4 from Salerno
  • Line CSTP number 50 express coach from Salerno (by motorway)
By car
  • Motorway A3 Naples – Salerno (exit Pompei ovest). Free parking near the Anfiteatro entrance.

 

Discover Pompeii, the ancient Roman city that was frozen in time by the eruption of the Vesuvius in 79 AD. In the course of just a few hours, a rain of ash and fragments of lava (lapillus) buried the rich city pulsating with life 25m/82' deep – houses, people, roads, public buildings, and objects of everyday life were encased, locked forever in a terrible instant. With an area of about 66 hectares/163 acres, Pompeii represents a unique heritage of architecture, sculpture, paintings, and mosaics. The ash that buried the city after the eruption allowed for exceptional preservation, giving visitors today the unique opportunity to experience the Roman city in its magnificent wholeness.

 

You could easily spend several days visiting the spectacular archaeological site of Pompeii, from “everyday life in a Roman city,” to “architecture,” “painting,” or “the urban structure.” The nature trails along the outer walls offer a fascinating picture of the ancient city outside the city walls. Join us for the route recommended by the Superintendent for a one-day visit. Discover the most representative buildings and the daily life in a Roman city. You will find this itinerary along with two other suggestions (two hours or a half day in the site) on the free map distributed at the info point inside the archaeological area.

Sites and itineraries:

From Porta Marina
  • Porta Marina and walls
  • Temple of Apollo
  • Basilica
  • Public Administration Buildings
  • Building of Eumachia
  • Temple of Vespasian
  • Public Sanctuary of the Lares (guardian deities)
  • Temple of Jupiter
  • Macellum (indoor fruit and vegetable market)
  • Forum Baths
  • Temple of Fortuna Augusta
  • House of the Faun
  • House of Ancient Hunt
  • Bakery
  • Lupanare (brothel with erotic frescoes)
  • Stabian Baths
  • Great Theater
  • Small Theater (Odeion)
  • Temple of Isis
  • House of the Ceii
  • Fullonica Stephanus (cloth-launderer)
  • House of Achilles Lararium (house altar)
  • House of the Small Fountain
  • House of the Dioscuri
  • House of Meleager
  • House of Sallust
  • Herculaneum Gate and walls
  • Herculaneum Gate necropolis
  • Villa of the Mysteries

From Piazza Esedra

  • Forum Baths
  • Temple of Fortuna Augusta
  • House of Pansa
  • House of the Tragic Poet
  • Thermopolium (a place for buying hot food)
  • House of the Faun
  • House of Cecilio Giocondo
  • House of Citharist
  • Fullonica Stephanus (cloth-launderer)
  • House of Achilles Lararium
  • Home and Thermopolium of Vetutius Placidus
  • House of Octavius Quartio
  • House of Venus in the shell
  • Amphitheater
  • Great gymnasium

From Piazza Anfiteatro

  • Necropolis of Porta Nocera
  • Porta Nocera and walls
  • Garden of the Fugitives
  • House of the Garden of Hercules
  • House of Octavius Quartio
  • House of Venus in the shell
  • Amphitheater
  • Fullonica Stephanus (cloth-launderer)
  • Small Theater (Odeion)
  • Great Theater
  • Temple of Isis
  • Triangular Forum
  • Doric Temple
  • Stabian Baths
  • Public Administration Buildings
  • Building of Eumachia
  • Temple of Vespasian
  • Shrine of the Lares Public
  • Macellum (indoor fruit and vegetable market)
  • Temple of Jupiter
  • Forum Baths
  • Temple of Fortuna Augusta
  • House of the Dioscuri
  • House of Meleager
  • House of the Faun
  • House of Ancient Hunt
  • Bakery
  • Lupanare (brothel with erotic frescoes)
  • House of the Ceii
  • House of the Ship Europa

Tickets are valid for one (1) day.

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  • European Union citizens from 18 to 25 years of age
  • European Union teachers
Free Admission:
  • Children under 18 years of age
  • European Union citizens from 65 years of age

WARNING: Admission to booked sight will be denied without the presentation of the voucher or the ticket. Presenting a copy of the order form does by not give you the right to be admitted. No exceptions can be made to this rule.