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Visit Vesuvius, pop by Pompeii, and explore Naples like a local
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Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius Tickets and Information

Pompeii, Via Villa dei Misteri 2, 80045, Pompei

Pompeii: Reserved Entrance Ticket


What's Included

  • Reserved Entry Ticket for Pompeii

About Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius

Why do people visit Pompeii

  • To explore the ancient ruins of Pompeii and gain insights into is historical significance.
  • To uncover fascinating facts about the incredible site which is steeped in history and surrounded by myths.
  • Learn why the ancient town remained a mystery for centuries until it was rediscovered.
  • To see in person the incredible way the buildings were preserved by the volcanic ash that covered it.
  • To see the artworks, frescoes and other artifacts on show.

The Catastrophic Day in History

Located in the Bay of Naples, Italy, Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius are forever linked by one fateful day in 79 AD.

The eruption of Mount Vesuvius is one of the most infamous volcanic events in history and caused the burial of the prosperous Roman city of Pompeii under layers of ash which due to the immense temperatures preserved it for centuries as a haunting archaeological site.

Ancient Pompeii: A Prosperous City Frozen in Time

Before Mount Vesuvius erupted, Pompeii was a bustling city with a population of around 20,000 inhabitants. Having been established in the 6th century BC, it became a vital trade hub, flourishing under Roman rule. The city boasted intricate architecture, vibrant markets, and luxurious villas, making it a symbol of Roman prosperity.

The eruption, however, turned this vibrant city into a time capsule. The sudden release of ash and pumice covered Pompeii, preserving the buildings, artifacts, and even the haunting imprints of its residents who perished in the disaster.

The Eruption of Mount Vesuvius

Mount Vesuvius had long been dormant before its eruption in 79 AD. However, on August 24th of that year, the volcano violently erupted which sent a massive column of ash and debris into the sky. The eruption was so intense that it created a pyroclastic flow which buried Pompeii and the neighbouring towns of Herculaneum and Stabiae.

The devastation was profound, with the city covered in layers of ash up to 20 feet deep in some places and because of this, the city lay forgotten for centuries until it's accidental rediscovery in the 18th century.

Archaeological Marvels Unearthed

The rediscovery of Pompeii in the 18th century by archaeologist Giuseppe Fiorelli marked the beginning of what would become extensive excavations. The meticulous work unveiled a remarkably well-preserved snapshot of ancient Roman life. Intricate frescoes, well-preserved buildings, and even the remains of its citizens offered unprecedented insights into daily life during the Roman Empire.

Today, visitors to Pompeii can explore its remarkably preserved streets, houses, and public buildings. The Forum, the Temple of Apollo, and the Amphitheatre are just a few highlights that provide a glimpse into the city's former glory.

Ascending the Mighty Mount Vesuvius

While Pompeii stands as a testament to the tragedy of 79 AD, Mount Vesuvius itself has become a fascinating destination for visitors. The volcano is still active, though dormant as of now. Adventurous souls can ascend its slopes to witness breath-taking views of the Bay of Naples and the surrounding landscape.

At the summit, visitors can peer into the crater which offers a constant reminder of the raw power that once devastated Pompeii. The contrast between the serene beauty of the landscape and the knowledge of the volcano's destructive history creates a surreal experience.

Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius Ticket Options

Pompeii: Reserved Entrance Tickets

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  • From: €23.00
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  • Reserved Entrance Ticket for Pompeii

Pompeii & Vesuvius Pass

What's Included

  • From: €44.00
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  • Pompeii: Reserved Entrance Ticket
  • Mount Vesuvius: Skip The Line Entry Ticket
  • Pompeii Self Guided Audio Tour
  • Vesuvius National Park: Smartphone Audio Guide App

Vesuvius & Pompeii: Entry Tickets + Transfer from Pompeii

What's Included

  • From: €58.00
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  • Pompeii: Reserved Entrance
  • Vesuvius: Roundtrip Transport from Pompeii + Skip The Line Entry at Vesuvius
  • Pompeii: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius: Day Trip from Rome Ticket

What's Included

  • From: €139.00
  • Instant Ticket Delivery
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to Pompeii
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to Mount Vesuvius (Only from April to October)
  • Visit of Positano (from November to March)
  • Air-conditioned round trip coach from central Rome
  • Professional tour leader, speaking English and Italian

Pompeii: Guided Day Trip from Rome by High Speed Train + Lunch Ticket

What's Included

  • From: €190.95
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  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to Pompeii
  • Roundtrip high-speed rail tickets from Rome to Naples
  • Roundtrip shuttle from Naples to Pompeii
  • Farm-to-table lunch and wine tasting

Useful Information About Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius

How To Get to Pompeii

Pompeii, Via Villa dei Misteri 2, 80045, Pompei

Opening Hours - Mount Vesuvius

  • Monday: 09:00 - 15:00
  • Tuesday: 09:00 - 15:00
  • Wednesday: 09:00 - 15:00
  • Thursday: 09:00 - 15:00
  • Friday: 09:00 - 15:00
  • Saturday: 09:00 - 15:00
  • Sunday: 09:00 - 15:00

Opening Hours - Pompeii

  • Monday: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday: 09:00 - 17:00

Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius


How was Pompeii frozen in time?

Pompeii was frozen in time with Mount Vesuvius erupted and due to the extreme heat of the ash and the speed at which it hit, Pompeii was instantly frozen in time.

How long does it take to travel from Rome to Pompeii?

In the car, it takes around 2 hours to travel from Rome to Pompeii, traffic dependent.

How far is Pompeii from Rome?

Pompeii is around 240 KM from Rome. It is possible to take a day trip there.

Can you visit Pompeii on a day trip from Rome?

Yes. We offer day trips from Rome to Pompeii. Please see ticket options above.

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