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.
Explore the ruins of ancient Pompeii on a daily group excursion from Rome. Discover many of the well-preserved buildings at the incredible…
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…
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…
Explore the ruins of Pompeii with skip-the-line access to the archaeological site. Drive through a National Park and enjoy stunning views over the…
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…
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…
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
The tour was awesome, the guide and the driver were very friendly, we had a beautiful weather across the trip and the sights were astonishing. Also the Pompeii experience was very pleasant.
The day before our tour I was sent photos of the meeting point and of our guide Felicia, which were very helpful. We covered so many things in the 2 hour tour and were able to ask questions any time. Our guide was friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable. Would recommend booking a guide for this activity as the information you find out is worth the additional cost.
Sandra and Andrea were veey informative on our way to Pompei. Our guide at pompei was also super. We had a short stop in Naples and the restaurant we ate at was forgettable. However, our goal was to see Pompei and the tour guides providing lots of historical and cultural information in a personable way made it a great excursion nonetheless.
The tour was great. Not too much walking but enough to tire you and see quite a lot (but not all) of Pompei. The guide was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions with ease
Felicia was a sympathic guide with time to answer all our questions and did not finishe the tour after the booked 2 hours. Everyboday was relaxed with her. We were with 4 guests in an empty Pompei ...