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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 .
Tours to Pompeii Archaeological Park
Ruins of Pompeii & Mt Vesuvius Volcano Day Trip from Rome BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $136
Duration: 13 hours
Discover the Ancient Ruins of Pompeii: Day Trip from Rome BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $138
Duration: 13 hours
Pompeii Archaeological Park Reviews
Historiquement très interessant mais que de monde ! Pas de gardien pour empêcher les visiteurs de toucher aux murs voire aux fresques. dommage ! C'est vraiment étrange de parcourir des rues (avec pass... more »Historically very interesting but world-wide! No keeper to prevent visitors from touching walls or frescos. shame! It's really strange to walk through the streets (with passages of the period!) and to visit houses in such a State of conservation.
This was on my Bucket List. Arrived early with a guide there was a party of about 20. It was about 27* about 10-30am!! We saw all we could amidst the thousands that where there. Divert your eyes for a... more »
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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