Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii with a skip-the-line ticket.
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii with a skip-the-line ticket and take advantage of an included audio-guide service.
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 all the most important sites in the ancient ruins of Pompeii, in a small group setting with the aid of a…
Travel back in time to the days of the Roman Empire! Discover one of the most important archaeological sites in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage…
Explore the ruins of ancient Pompeii on a half-day excursion from either Naples or Sorrento. Your guide will show you many of the well-preserved…
Explore the intact remains of the Roman town of Pompeii and climb the mountain that destroyed it. Gaze into the volcanic crater of Mt. Vesuvius, and…
Take the convenient shuttle bus transfer from Rome to Pompeii and spend the day exploring the archaeological site on your own. Book a guide on…
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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 8:30 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?Open April to October, 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM and November to March, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.
- 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 thereTake 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
5 of us went on a day trip including Pompei and the Amalfi Coast. Our driver Massimo, arranged a guide to take us around Pompei and we learnt masses from our guide. We then drove along the Amalfi coast stopping for coffee, lunch and ice-creams. It was a great day and Massimo was able to tell us a lot about the coastline as we drove. We have lots of great memories.
Really Great Tour from Naples to all the locations included with the tour. Our tour guide, Lea was doing a great job at commentating through the whole of our journey. She was very energetic and welcoming. The tour was not tiring at all. All the mountain View and the Sea View were so panoramic that Italy has got me to fall in love with its culture and places. I still remember the views of Sorrento, Positano and the Amalfi coast. Really enjoyed. I do Recommend this tour.
Had great guides in Michaela and Barbara. Well informed and passionate about making entire experience very enjoyable for entire group. Lunch was only disappointing part
We had a blast on this tour! Massimo (our driver/guide) was so fun, knowledgeable, and a dang good driver. He stopped periodically between the towns for the incredible views and played photographer for us. So nice. We visited mid-February and were so glad we did. With fewer tourists in the area, we had a little more time to explore and enjoy the incredible views! It was chilly at times, but mostly sunny so it was great, and like I said, not getting delayed by peak season traffic was a huge bonus. The lunch provided was also awesome. It was a beautiful restaurant with a great patio view of the coast line. And as if gelato could get any better, the gelato in Amalfi takes it to another level. Just take this tour. It’s worth every penny and this is definitely not a drive that most people would find comfortable driving by themselves. You also learn way more about the area and can relax between stops.
Our guide Ana was wonderful. She has actually worked on Pompeii as an archeologist and was able to answer all of our questions and provided great info. For example, she would show point out details and features that would help us understand what we were looking at, even after the tour was over and we explored by ourselves. Our small group only had 7 people, so we were able to easily interact with each other and our guide. We went in February.