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.
Skip the lines to Pompeii and enjoy a 2-hour small group tour of Italy’s most important archaeological site. A guide will lead you down ancient roads…
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 two-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…
Skip the long lines to Pompeii for a 2-hour guided tour of the most important archaeological site in Italy. Walk down ancient roads of the…
Journey back in time and explore the Roman town of Pompeii, situated under the shadows of the Vesuvius volcano. Explore the dramatic site with a…
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…
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
It was a bit unclear about whether the tour bus itself was picking us up from the described location. Remember to confirm with the guide how you’ll be getting to the tour bus if you’re off the beaten path.
Great option to avoid standing in line behind the tour groups. Not available at main entrance you need to go to the side or rear entrance
We booked the tickets on line whilst in Italy, the tickets were easy to download, we arrived, went to the fast track que with 3 people in it, passing the huge que waiting to buy tickets!!. Our tickets were scanned and in we went, super.
Marilyn was our guide and she was amazing her knowledge was incredible and such good fun going beyond her time. We had a two hour tour and that for us was enough. Worth every penny
We really enjoyed our tour by Stefano, he provided a great grounding for our visit to Pompeii, with lot's of interesting information but not overwhelming. The communication beforehand via Whats app was really useful. Would definitely recommend.