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Entrance tickets to the Ruins of Pompeii
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Entrance tickets to the Ruins of Pompeii

Buy your tickets to visit the perfectly preserved ruins of Pompeii and to discover the history of a city stopped in time since 79AD!

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Ruins of Pompeii small group tour with a local guide
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Ruins of Pompeii small group tour with a local guide

Explore the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii on this small group tour with an expert guide. Delve into ancient life from 79 AD visiting private and public spaces.

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Private and personalised tour of Pompeii with a local guide
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Private and personalised tour of Pompeii with a local guide

Step into daily Roman life at the UNESCO site of Pompeii on this private tour. With a local guide, visit public and private spaces frozen in time since 79 AD.

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Pompeii Skip-The-Line Tickets with Audioguide
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Pompeii Skip-The-Line Tickets with Audioguide

Learn Pompeii's history and its last moments, and access the site to explore the city's remains.

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Pompeii Augmented Reality Tour with Entrance Ticket
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Pompeii Augmented Reality Tour with Entrance Ticket

Go back in time to explore Pompeii before the terrible eruption and experience augmented reality with special glasses.

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Pompeii self-guided audio tour
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Pompeii self-guided audio tour

Enjoy having your personal on-demand guide provided by this digital solution, explore the streets, houses and ruins that have been incredibly preserved for centuries and discover Pompeii's ruins at your own pace.

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Daily tour to Pompeii with transportation
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Daily tour to Pompeii with transportation

Book your daily tour to Pompeii with transportation with Musement. Choose your departure time and get your skip-the-line entrance ticket and round trip transportation from Naples to Pompeii.

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Pompeii guided tour for kids
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Pompeii guided tour for kids

Learn Pompeii's history in a fun and interactive way, while exploring the city ruins and listening to wonderful legends and stories from your guide!

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Tour of Pompeii from Naples
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Tour of Pompeii from Naples

Don't miss a tour with transport included from Naples to Pompeii, the city buried by meters of ashes and lapilli after the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.

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Pompeii, Sorrento And Positano Private Tour
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Pompeii, Sorrento And Positano Private Tour

Discover Pompeii, Sorrento and Positano during this private tour from Naples and immerse yourself in the magical southern Italian atmospheres.

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Discovering Pompei guided tour
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Discovering Pompei guided tour

Book your guided tour to discover Pompeii today and visit the ancient Roman city with an expert guide!

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Panoramic Tour of Naples with Pompeii Excavation Guided Tour from Rome
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Panoramic Tour of Naples with Pompeii Excavation Guided Tour from Rome

Book now your full day tour of Pompeii and Naples departing from Rome! Discover the pearls of Italy declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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About the ruins of Pompeii

Pompeii’s labyrinth of cobbled streets and well-preserved buildings takes you on a journey back to ancient Rome. From the grandeur of the Forum to the opulent villas embellished with intricate frescoes, every corner reveals the splendour of a lost civilisation.  

Two thousand years ago, Pompeii was a thriving and prosperous town favoured by Roman elites. But its fate took a tragic turn when Mount Vesuvius unleashed its catastrophic fury in 79 AD. The volcano’s eruption engulfed Pompeii in layers of ash and pumice, entombing the city until the 18th century. Today, the archaeological treasure trove is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offering visitors a glimpse into the past. Since its very first excavation, Pompeii has held the status of the longest continually excavated site ever found. 

You don’t have to be an archaeologist or historian to be captivated by Pompeii’s aura. Immerse yourself in the poignant atmosphere as you stand amid the petrified remains of the city’s inhabitants, forever frozen in their final moments. Uncover the enigmas of the renowned Villa of the Mysteries, adorned with cryptic murals that depict secret initiation rituals. Be sure to check out the Amphitheatre, where gladiators fought for glory while crowds erupted with excitement. 

Things to know before you go 

  • The archaeological site has an accessible pathway for visitors with reduced mobility. 

  • Photos and videos without the use of flash and tripod are allowed.  

  • Only small bags – 30x30x15cm – are allowed inside the site. 

  • Soft drinks and snacks can be purchased at the on-site restaurant.  

  • There are drinking fountains located inside the excavation sites. 

  • Comfortable footwear is essential as the streets are dusty and unlevel. Be prepared to walk on cobblestones and up steps. 

  • During the summer, it can get very hot and there’s very little shade around the site. Come prepared with a hat, sun cream and a water bottle.  

Opening hours  

  • From April to October, 09:00 to 19:00, with last entry at 17:30. 

  • From November to March, 09:00 to 17:00, with last entry at 15:30. 

  • Closed on December 25, January 1 and May 1. 

How to get there 

Pompeii is just 26km or about 30 minutes away from Naples and is reachable by car, bus or train.

Train: 

  • The most popular way of getting to Pompeii from Naples is the Circumvesuviana, a commuter train line. Take the Circumvesuviana train bound for Sorrento and disembark at the Pompei Scavi-Villa dei Misteri station. The journey takes around 35 minutes. 

  • From Napoli Centrale station, you can also get to Pompeii with a Trenitalia regional train. Board a train heading towards Salerno or Poggiomarino and alight at the Pompei Scavi-Villa dei Misteri station. These trains usually have fewer stops and offer a more comfortable travel experience.  

  • The Campania Express connects the centre of Naples with Pompeii. These air-conditioned trains are quicker and more comfortable, with space for luggage and the opportunity to pre book a seat. The journey takes about 30 minutes. 

Bus: 

  • From Naples, you can take the EAV and SITA buses from Piazza Garibaldi station. The journey takes around 35 minutes.  

Car: 

  • There are private car parks as well as municipal parking spaces, outside the archaeological site.  

There are three entrance gates to Pompeii archaeological site – Porta Marina, Piazza Anfiteatro, and Piazza Esedra. The Porta Marina gate is closest to Pompei Scavi station, which is where you’ll get off if you arrive by either the Circumvesuviana train or the SITA bus.

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What should I really see at Pompeii?

The House of the Faun villa is famed for its exquisite mosaic floors and the bronze statue of a dancing faun. While the well-preserved Villa of the Mysteries is adorned with frescoes that depict mysterious initiation rituals. It’s located just outside the town, past the Porta Ercolano necropolis. The Forum, which was the central square at the heart of Pompeii’s social and political life, features the ruins of temples, government buildings and markets. Also worth checking out are the Amphitheatre and Lupanar, which was the red-light district.

What are the best ways to visit Pompeii?

A guide will allow you to get much more from your Pompeii-visit. It is a large archaeological park with a lot to explore and limited signage, and a guide will give you an overview without missing any of the major sights. 

How much time do I need for visiting Pompeii?

You should allow at least 3-4 hours for your visit, although you could easily spend longer at the site.

What is the best time to visit Pompeii?

The best time to visit Pompeii in order to avoid crowds is early in the morning, or later in the afternoon. November to March is generally the best season to visit Pompeii, as summers tend to be very crowded. 

Has Pompeii been fully excavated?

Only two thirds of ancient Pompeii have been excavated since the first digs began in 1748. The rest of the site is still covered by debris from the eruption almost 2,000 years ago. Excavations are still going on, and there have been some spectacular new findings in recent years such as a thermopolium – a Roman fast-food joint – unearthed in 2020. 

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Reviews Ruins of Pompeii

  • Susan

    - June 2024

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  • John

    - May 2024

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    We enjoyed the experience of Pompeii. The problem was we were the first pick up at 7:30am after us there were 10 more pick ups around Sorrento taking ...

  • Robert

    - April 2024

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    Rushed, not specified not suitable for pushchairs, had to manhandle pushchair around thus we got left behind so missed quite alot, this spoilt it. Ear ...

  • Sue

    - April 2024

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    Our guide was pleasant but not very knowledgeable. He used his few facts repeatedly which became comical but was frustrating. He was unable to answer ...