Pompeii Archaeological Park, Pompeii

Pompeii Archaeological Park, a World Heritage site, was once a thriving Roman city. The famous cataclysmic eruption of the nearby Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE destroyed it, as well as nearby Herculaneum, Stabiae, Oplontis and part of Boscoreale. When the volcano erupted, the entire settlement was covered with a deep layer of ash. Nearly 3,000 people died that day, and the ash quickly settled, preserving the city in almost its original state. Today, this is an open-air museum of the everyday life as it must have been when the ancient Roman civilization flourished here. Among the thousands of objects perfectly preserved by ash are ceramic pots, jewelry, furniture, and frescoes. To visit Pompeii Archaeological Park on your holiday in Pompeii, and find out what else Pompeii has to offer, use our Pompeii sightseeing planner .
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  • Although we had not thought of it beforehand, we easily spent 5.5 hours in Pompei. Tips:-Buy your ticket at checkout, don't be tempted to purchase anything on the street (Tickets/guide)-Online guide is fine, otherwise audio guide-take food with you, because there is nothing (!)-small bags are allowed-there are water taps-if you Around 13 you come there is no row, the tourist groups are leaving and from half 5 you have the site (with brilliant light) for yourself-do not focus too much on the Metro-times; That never drives on time..
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  • I can’t even put into words how fascinating this place was. We learned so much and really enjoyed our visit. I highly recommend doing a tour as it would be very overwhelming to do it on your own. It i...  more »
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  • Very interesting place to wander around. I thought "Sure couple of hours will be fine". After I got ushered out I realized that this place could have used the whole day to wander around. I spent around 5 hours walking around. You can follow the free guide map you're given or do what we did which was free wandering around. So much to see and I think you won't get bored here. Price of admission isn't too expensive and I recommend to buy an ticket in advance. Makes your trip more efficient.
  • One of the best experiences we have ever had. This place is amazing. A must see if you are in Naples or Rome. You can do a private tour but you won't see even half of it. You can easily spend 8-10 hours here. Lines were pretty quick especially if you buy tickets online. There is a train from Naples that drops you right at the gates of Pompeii for about 6 euros each and is only about a 35 minute trip.
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