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Pompeii attractions guide: Things to Do in Naples, Italy


Pompeii is a vast archaeological site in southern Italy’s Campania region, near the coast of the Bay of Naples. Once a thriving and sophisticated Roman city, Pompeii was buried under meters of ash and pumice after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. The preserved site features excavated ruins of streets and houses that visitors can freely explore.
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Attractions to See in Pompeii

In 79 AD, sweltering volcanic debris and pumice hustled down the inclines of Mount Vesuvius and covered Pompeii to death. Since unearthings started during the eighteenth century, the city has yielded an abundance of social fortunes and knowledge into the life of the old world.

Amphitheater of Pompeii
Implicit 80 BC and considered the soonest of its sort on the planet, this terrific setting facilitated fighter games and situated up to 20,000 fans in three segments dependent on social class.

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Temple of Apollo
Considered Pompeii’s most seasoned strict structure, a copy of the bronze sculpture of the lord of prescience stands ready, as though holding a bow and bolt, in the midst of a line of Corinthian segments.

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Temple of Jupiter
Mount Vesuvius looms in the foundation of the sanctuary committed to the Capitoline Triad of Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva. Romans venerated Jupiter as the most preeminent of their gods.

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House of the Faun
It’s probably the biggest habitation of Pompeii, lodging the copy of the renowned Alexander Mosaic, which portrays Alexander the Great doing combating Persian lord Darius III.

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Tickets for Pompeii

Entrance into antiquated Pompeii costs €11, yet it’s free on the primary Sunday of the month. It’s not important to buy tickets ahead of time on the web, and you can enter at one of three doorways: Villa dei Misteri, Porta Marina and the Anfiteatro. For the individuals who need to visit Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis, Boscoreale, and Stabia, a 3-day pass costs €20.

What Are the Opening Hours?

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.

How Do I Get There?

The Circumvesuviana withdraws on the Naples-Sorrento train line each half-hour and takes 30-40 minutes to show up at Pompeii-Scavi – Villa dei Misteri station. The SITA transport works Monday to Saturday as it were. It leaves from the Port of Naples and Naples Central Station and stops at Piazza Esedra in Pompeii (access to the site from here is at Porta Marina). In case you’re going via vehicle, take the A3 interstate (autostrada).

When Should I Visit?

In southern Italy, spring and fall offer charming temperatures, while summer is very hot. Pompeii isn’t little in the region, and you ought to hope to spend at least 2-3 hours investigating. It’s ideal to bring a container of water, and remember to wear legitimate shoes and sunblock.

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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.

How to get there

Take the Circumvesuviana train to the Pompeii-Scavi-Villa dei Misteri station, or the SITA bus to the Piazza Esedra station.

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 unquestionably advances your visit.

What people are saying about Pompeii

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Fast train from Rome, pick up @Naples train, a great day in Pompeii!
During our outing to Rome, a portion of the gathering needed to see Pompeii. A companion offered me the guidance to remain off of the “unsteady” train from Naples to Pompeii and on the off chance that we could bear the cost of it take the visit from Naples. We did and had a simple excursion. Our visit to Pompeii was truly charming with a magnificent guide Elisa whose critique delighted us all. It was an incredible day in Pompeii!

Pompeii: Half-Day Excursion from Naples or Sorrento reviewed by Mary

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Fantastic Guide adds to an unforgettable experience.
I will prescribe this to everybody. In the event that you get Andrea as a guide (our visit was English speaking), I can confirm his insight and invitingness. Attempt to check early on the status of the path up to Mt. Vesuvius; we were fortunate and it had just re-opened the day earlier. It is a delightful view from the top and worth each progression. At that point to have a delicious pizza and investigate Pompeii with an informed, and entertaining aide, Willie. An incredible time. No compelling reason to pack weighty. Wear agreeable shoes for strolling. Bring money for different ‘blessing shops’ and comfort stands.

Skip-the-Line Pompeii & Vesuvius Tour: Day Trip Back in Time reviewed by Keith

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Great service, great driver and guides pity about the mini bus
The small transport vehicle was not appropriate for a lengthy drive as a large portion of the travelers needed to sit with back to the course of movement which implied they couldn’t perceive what the guide was discussing and furthermore not useful for nausea

From Rome: Amalfi Coast and Pompeii Tour reviewed by Alan

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Amazing experience enhanced by a friendly & knowledgeable guide.
I can’t blame this visit. The woman’s control was so neighborly and made the visit fascinating, and the utilization of a headset guaranteed we could generally hear her, as it was packed. Likewise having the section ticket remembered for the cost spared a ton of lining to enter the site. I would strongly suggest this visit and friends.

From Sorrento: Pompeii Half-Day Skip-the-Line Tour reviewed by Lisa

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