Discover the ancient city of Pompeii on a 2-hour small-group tour led by an archeologist. Get priority entrance and explore the famous excavations…
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii with a skip-the-line ticket and take advantage of an included audio guide service.
Visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Pompeii with a skip-the-line ticket. Gain a comprehensive insight into the life of a Roman city and explore…
Explore the ruins of ancient Pompeii on a 2-hour guided tour. Your guide will show you many of the well-preserved buildings of the archaeological…
Enjoy a combined day tour to Mount Vesuvius and the ruins of the Roman town it destroyed in 79 AD at Pompeii. Stand on the ridge of the crater and…
Experience a 2-hour guided tour of the ancient ruins of Pompeii. Learn from a professional archaeologist guide in a small group of maximum 20 people.…
Skip the lines to explore Italy’s most important archaeological site on a 2-hour tour of Pompeii. A private guide will lead you down ancient roads to…
Skip the ticket lines to Pompeii and enjoy a 2-hour group tour of Italy’s most important archaeological site. A guide will lead you down ancient…
Embark on a guided day tour of Pompeii covering the highlights of this ancient city. Walk through the streets as the Roman did more than two thousand…
Top sights in Naples
In 79 AD, torrid volcanic ash and pumice raced down the slopes of Mount Vesuvius and smothered Pompeii to death. Since excavations began in the mid-18th century, the city has yielded a bounty of cultural treasures and insight into the life of the ancient world.
Built in 80 BC and considered the earliest of its kind in the world, this grand venue hosted gladiator games and seated up to 20,000 fans in three sections based on social class.
Considered Pompeii's oldest religous building, a replica of the bronze statue of the god of prophecy stands poised, as if holding a bow and arrow, amid a row of Corinthian columns.
Mount Vesuvius looms in the background of the temple dedicated to the Capitoline Triad of Jupiter, Juno and Minerva. Romans revered Jupiter as the most supreme of their deities.
It's one of the largest residences of Pompeii, housing the replica of the famed Alexander Mosaic, which depicts Alexander the Great battling Persian king Darius III.
This opulent abode with frescoes and mosaics takes its name not from its original owners, the Poppaeus family, but from the striking fresco portraying the Greek poet Menander.
After becoming freed slaves, the Vettii brothers spared no expense highlighting their nouveau-riche status, boasting exquisite frescoes and lustrous wall paintings.
Nine painted scenes on the walls of the Initiation Chamber reflect a bride's ceremonial passage into womanhood and the cult of Dionysus, the Greek god of wine and fertility.
Admission into ancient Pompeii costs €11, but it's free on the first Sunday of the month. It's not necessary to purchase tickets in advance online, and you can enter at one of three entrances: Villa dei Misteri, Porta Marina and the Anfiteatro. For those who want to visit Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis, Boscoreale and Stabia, a 3-day pass costs €20.
Pompeii is open from April to October from 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM, and from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM from November to March.
The Circumvesuviana departs on the Naples-Sorrento train line every half hour and takes 30-40 minutes to arrive at Pompeii-Scavi - Villa dei Misteri station. The SITA bus operates Monday to Saturday only. It leaves from the Port of Naples and Naples Central Station and stops at Piazza Esedra in Pompeii (entrance to the site from here is at Porta Marina). If you're traveling by car, take the A3 highway (autostrada).
In southern Italy, spring and fall offer pleasant temperatures, while summer is quite toasty. Pompeii isn't small in area, and you should expect to spend a minimum of 2-3 hours exploring. It's best to bring a bottle of water, and don't forget to wear proper shoes and sunblock.
- When should I visit?
Sunday-Thursday, 8:30 AM-9:00 PM
Friday-Saturday, 8:30 AM-11:00 PM
Holiday hours may vary
- Is it expensive?
- Adult admission starts at just €11 and continues upwards with tour and transportation options.
- Will I need a guide?
- This site offers so much history, having a guide definitely enriches your visit.
- How to get there
- Take the Circumvesuviana train to the Pompeii-Scavi-Villa dei Misteri station, or the SITA bus to the Piazza Esedra station.
- Additional information
- There is very little shade in this huge area, so make sure you bring a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water.
- Once inside, concessions are limited, so plan ahead and get food in advance if you need to.
What people are saying about Pompeii
The Easy way to experience Pompeii and Vesuvius if you want a comfortable door to door tour. The clean modern mini bus was on time with a sensible driver. The group was only six on this day although we joined seven others for the Pompeii tour with an experienced knowledgeable local guide. All the entry fees were included as was a delicious pizza lunch. There was some confusion over the “wine tasting” which others in the group did get. We thought this was a separate experience on the way home but it turned out to be three tiny tastes with a different three course lunch selection. We thought we had had the best of it as the Vesuvius walk would have been even harder with the big lunch. On our way home our happy bus group sang along to some opera then listened to our guides band singing their own compositions (they were very good) A great choice of provider for this tour for those looking for a well organised day. Thank you Matti (guide) and Jacamo (driver) .
Chiara was an exceptional tour guide, we loved her! She was humorous, personable, and had many, many interesting facts about the history of Italy and the geographical significance of the regions. She shared her love of Italy with us and gave us insider information on what locals in Rome like to do. I could have walked Pompeii for 4 hours! Our guide, Arianna, was highly educated on the history and facts of the city. She was protective of us as a group and took us to see the best parts of the massive ruins. This is a Must Do with City Wonders tours!
We decided against organised trips as they all appeared to spend only 2 or 3 hours at Pompeii, getting the train from Sorrento was easy and we spent over 6 hours in Pompeii. The Audio guides were informative and easy to use. There were also longer talks for additional background, ideal for rest stops in a shady corner.
Excellent tour. Our guide Ugo was FULL of information. He really brought Pompeii to life, pointing out things that I would not have seen only for him. He took it at a nice pace as it was really hot. He was very aware of the group requirements and kept us out of the direct sun where possible. Couldn't fault it.
Wonderful day with Massimo Lorenzo and Francesco touring the Amalfi coast and Pompeii if you are short on time and only have one day this is a great way to see them both. Ideally you should spend days on the Amalfi Coast and at least one or two days at Pompeii as there is so much to see.