Pompeii is among Italy's most visited sights and is of course on UNESCO's World Heritage list.
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Pompei is the third most vist location in Italy and I dont wonder why.
A tip from me is, buy a tour guide to your visit. That will help you a lot the more than two hours visit in the ruins.
Pompei is located in Campania
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If you are coming from the north, i.e., from Naples, take the A3 Naples-Salerno motorway and exit at Pompei Est. From here you continue on SS18 (Strada statale 18 Tirrenea Inferiore), then you turn into Via Villa dei Misteri and you have reached your destination.
If you arrive from the south, on A3 motorway take the Pompei Est exit and procced along Via Antonio Morese towards via S. Giovanni Battista, then take via Sacra and continue on the SS18 until you reach your destination.
This railway network is in the eastern part of Naples. In Naples you get on the train at the Piazza Garibaldi station, and here you must look for the Naples-Sorrento line. Get off the train at Pompeii Scavi to get to Pompeii.
You can of course also travel with Trenitalia.
From Naples, from Piazza Garibaldi station you have the option of getting to Pompeii by bus. You can travel to Pompeii with the companies EAV or the SITA buses
The SITA buses also run from Capodichino Airport.
Capodichino Airport at Naples is the nearest international airport. As mentioned before, it is possible to get directly to Pompeii from there, or you can go into Piazza Garibaldi in the center of Naples and jump on a train from there.
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Pompeii is among Italy’s most visited sights and is of course on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. Far more than 2 million visitors every year stop by to see this spectacular place, which in the year AD 79. was buried under the ashes of Vesuvius.
Today you will find an unparalleled opportunity to see a society and a daily life that took place many, many years ago. The excavations are simply exceptional and are in every way a tale that takes you back to that time.
In the year AD 62 the city was partially destroyed by an earthquake, and while reconstruction was still underway on August 24th year 79 AD this enormous disaster destroyed the entire city. The entire city and the suburbs with large villas were buried.
The discovery of Pompeii took place in the eighteenth century and is today world famous. Researchers are still on site, to find new undiscovered sites and burials.
Pompeii was actually a resort for the rich Romans who went to the city to enjoy the healthy climate and the beauty of the countryside. The city was famous for the beautiful villas which were located along the most beautiful roads. Casa del Chirurgo is one of these, but also the villas in Fauno and Casti Amanti, are excellent examples of the architecture of that time.
One of the biggest characteristics of the city is the divine graffiti that you can see on the walls of many of the buildings. The time of the eruption was shortly before the election, and ideograms of political and sexual nature have been written and drawn on the walls.
Throughout the area, which also includes Herculaneum, you can admire sculptures, mosaics, and wall paintings of a rare beauty.
Pompeii and Herculaneum have been on UNESCO World Heritage List since 1997.
On Campania’s official tourist website, you can find more information about Pompeii. The website is also available in English.
Opening hours and prices:
From 1 April to 31 October, it is open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. while in the period 1 November to 31 March it is open from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
The price for a day ticket is currently EUR 16.00. But for 20,00 EUR you can get access to Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplonti, Stabia and Boscoreale. That ticket is valid for 3 days.
You can find more information about opening hours and prices here