Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii with a skip-the-line ticket and take advantage of an included audio guide service.
What people are saying about House of the Vettii
I went there in July, and I booked Fast Track Entrance because I thought it might be long lines. But it was not, so it is not necessary to book ahead. An audioguide was included in the price, but I did not use it much, because the audioguide's information at each place was too detailed. It would have been better if I had bought a book or got an informative map before I went there.
The history is in itself humbling - the scale of the city and destruction is quite breathtaking as it was a big city - i did feel it was over sanitised a bit and the audio was helpful but a pain to return. Take plenty water and maybe a bit of prep before you go so you can either adopt an itinerary or do your own. When next in area i may do the sister city - but still wow!
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.
Online collection of ticket was super fast, but had to line up with others for audio guide. Guide is a phone and batteries only meant to last 4 hours - plan a trip back to the booth to swap if you intend to stay the whole day (which unfortunately I didn’t think of until after).
It works well but the ticket you are emailed to download doesn't actually get you in... You get sent back to the ticket queue and go to a window for fast track customers and they then give you a paper ticket. Bit odd that you can't get in with your ticket on your phone