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The Ancient City of Pompeii
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349 Reviews
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Open in 8 mins Open from 4/1-10/31,8:30am-7:30pm;Open from 11/1-3/31,8:30am-5:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 0.5-1 day
Address: Porta Marina Superiore (Via Villa dei Misteri) | Piazza Immacolata, Piazza Porta Marina inf., 80045 Pompeii, Italy
Phone: +39-81-8575347 +39-81-8575111

What people are saying:

It is recommended to go to the ancient city of Pompeii. You can take the train from Naples Central Station to Pompeii Station. It is a small tourist attraction in Italy, but it is worth a visit. The second largest city in ancient Rome that saw the sky after a thousand years of sleep. The ancient city of Pompeii (Pompeii) is an ancient city in the Campania region in the southwest corner of the Apennine Peninsula. It is about 240 kilometers from Rome, near Naples in southern Italy, 10 kilometers southeast of Vesuvius. On the day of August 24, 79 AD, Mount Vesuvius suddenly erupted, and the ash, about 5.6 meters thick, erased Pompeii from the earth without mercy.

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  • QueenCherryUK

    Practical information and reflections on visiting Pompeii during a pandemic

    We weren’t sure what to expect during a Covid-19 visit, but we are very glad we went, and if anything, wish we had more time. After a temperature check, we were able to walk up and buy tickets on the ...

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  • Elaine M
    Elaine M

    Amazing place - a must see

    A great experience Amazing place but wear your walking shoes! During Covid times there are restrictions about the extent of access.

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    Seeking True Q
    Novi Sad, Vojvodina

    Ancient Pompeii preserved in a time capsule by ash and pumice after the eruption in 79 AD

    We had a guided tour at this very important archaeological site. The tour lasted more than two hours. Our guide, who also studied archaeology, gave us comprehensive and exciting explanations among tho...

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  • Sharon S
    Sharon S

    Worth 5 times what they charge!!

    I am not a huge fan of tourist sites, however I’ve traveled a lot and this is by far the best, most comprehensive archeological site I’ve seen!! It’s huge! There are two bathrooms inside that I saw a...

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  • Ana_L_23
    Cascais, Portugal


    Depending on your interest, you might stay longer or not. I stayed around 4h, as I wanted to visit everything that was open (around 2/3 of the park). Crowds start coming in mid-morning, and the site o...

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The ancient city of Pompeii is located near Naples in southern Italy. It was once a small town with its back to the mountains and its front to the sea. After the whole city was destroyed by the sudden eruption of Mount Vesuvius in the northwest, its streets and houses were buried deep in volcanic ash, which nonetheless preserved the life scenes of Pompeii from more than two thousand years ago. Later, this huge archeological site was gradually excavated. Now tourists can visit remains that were once buried in ashes, such as the ancient Roman amphitheater, private mansions, and wall reliefs on the public square.
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