Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii with a skip-the-line ticket.
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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 8:30AM to 7:30PM, and from 8:30AM to 5:30PM 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 through 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 to visitOpen April to October, 8:30AM to 7:30PM and November to March, 8:30AM to 5:30PM.
- What is the price?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 thereTake the Circumvesuviana train to the Pompeii-Scavi-Villa dei Misteri station, or the SITA bus to the Piazza Esedra station.
- Additional tips
- 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
Our tour guide, Laura, was very knowledgeable of the entire journey. I highly recommend this trip to anyone looking to Travel to Naples / Mt. Vesuvius!!
Our guide Rafael was very prompt and informative. He gave us plenty of time at each stop and even took us to a little authentic pizza place near his town for a quick lunch. The views were gorgeous. Plenty of little shops to buy from and lots of nice pictures to take. Pompeii was the only place where more time was needed but that in itself is a full day tour to see EVERYTHING. This was the perfect tour to have a taste of each part and then some. Definitely recommend.
Paula brought the whole experience to life with her knowledge and enthusiasm. It was worth every penny and we would recommend Paula to everyone! Ask for Paula in person she was wonderful. Thank you
Herculaneum is an incredibly moving place right from the start. Just thinking about digging the place out and it's enormity is mind boggling. Absolutely well worth the visit. Pity the Italians don't do any food on site but there is a good book shop and places to eat nearby.
We took this 8 hours tour from the Naples cruise port. The bus and the guide Marco was excellent and knowledge. The complimentary lunch offered to us on this tour at a family restaurant on the Amalfi coast was very pictureq and the food was traditional Italian. Overall I would rate this tour 5 out of 5.