Pompeii

Local nameScavi archeologici di Pompei
LocationNaples, Italy

This developed city got buried and preserved under 4 to 6 metres of volcanic ashes, creating a paradise for archaeologists and history enthusiasts, who come here to deepen their knowledge of the olden times.

It is believed that the city was founded in the 7th or 6th century BC. At the time of destruction, it had about 11,000 citizens, a gymnasium, an amphitheatre and a complex water system. After the volcanic eruption, the city disappeared from everyone's mind and memory for about 1,500 years, until it was rediscovered in 1599.

Today, this attraction offers an inside look into how people, the wealthy and the poor, used to live several hundred years ago. Pompeii is visited by around 2.5 million visitors every year.

The archaeological site can get pretty confusing without a guide, so it's highly recommended to get one. There are various high-speed trains from Rome or from Naples that can get you here in no time.

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Pompeii Priority Entrance Ticket

Opening hours

(Last admission 1.5 hours before closing time.)

Admission

Pompeii only (1 day):
Adults: €15
Concessions: €7.50
EU citizens (under 18): free

3 sites: Pompeii, Oplontis, Boscoreale
Adults: €18
Concessions: €9

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scavi_archeologici_di_Pompei

Official website http://www.pompeiisites.org/index.jsp?idProgetto=2

UNESCO website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/829

Email pompei.info@beniculturali.it

Phone +39 081 8575111

Address (Unnamed Road), 80045, Italy

Coordinates 40°45'3.448" N 14°29'17.652" E

Tours and activities: Pompeii

Pompeii Priority Entrance Ticket

Pompeii: Fast Track Entrance Ticket with Audio-Guide

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From Naples: Pompeii Ruins & Mount Vesuvius Day Tour

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