Pompeii

Pompeii is one of the main archaeological Roman sites in Italy. The ancient city of Pompeii was buried after the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.

The discovery of the ruins took place in the year 1550, when the architect Fontana planned a new course for the river Sarno. But it took a hundred and fifty years before a first campaign was launched to unearth the cities. Until that date, it was assumed that Pompeii and Herculaneum had been lost forever.
 
It is paradoxical that, when walking through the city today, one has the feeling of moving to another era and walking through a true Roman urban center.
 

You can visit Pompeii in one day, two days or a few hours. Walk its streets, its monuments and take the time you consider to observe. To see it calmly and without haste, a minimum of 6 hours will be necessary.

HOW TO GET TO POMPEII

If you sleep in Naples, you can go by public transport to the ruins.
 
BUS
The archaeological park can be reached by bus, from the central station of Naples, you can use the service of the SITA company. In addition, it is the same company that does the tour of the Amalfi Coast. All the information on the SITA line here.
 
TRAIN
From the same central station in Piazza Garibaldi, you can take the Circumvesuviana train service: the Napoli – Sorrento line and get off at the Pompei Scavi stop (timetables and directions here). Another option is to take the Napoli – Poggiomarino line (timetables and stops here). In any case, the travel time is around 40 minutes.
 

About 100 meters to the left of the station exit is the entrance to the archaeological park.

PRIVATE EXCURSION
A very interesting alternative is to hire a private excursion from Naples. There are more or less extensive, depending on what you want to know. Even combined with other visits.

SCHEDULE

From April 1 to October 31: access from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday it opens at 8:30. The rest of the year, the last show will be at 3:30 p.m.
 

PRICE

The access price is 16 euros.
 
Reduced ticket of 2 euros for citizens of the European Union aged between 18 and 25 years old.
 
Free admission for everyone under 18 years of age.
 
It is recommended (essential) to bring the ticket purchased in advance and in this way you avoid the long queues that form. If it is purchased online, through the official website, it has an additional cost of 3 euros.
 
You can buy it here.
 
An excellent way to visit the ruins is to hire an audio guide (here) and move freely through the archaeological park without missing a detail.
 

And if you are one of those who likes to know history in depth, told by a professional archaeologist, do not miss the opportunity because the visit is twice as enjoyable (click here).

 

TIME TO COME BACK

When planning your route through Capri, we advise you to take into account the times and not be that you are going to miss the boat. Long queues form at the funiculars that go down to the port.

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