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Go for: Standard entry tickets
Guide: Optional audioguide
Go for: Special access tickets
Duration: 1 hour
Go for: Combo tickets
Duration: Upto 13 hours
Guide: Professional tour guide
EU nationals between 18-25 enjoy reduced pricing on their tickets, while those under 18 can enter for free, on submitting a valid ID.
Most Colosseum tickets can be canceled 9-48 hours before the experience begins. However, some day trips cannot be canceled or rescheduled. Please check your ticket for details at the time of booking.
While there's plenty to explore and discover in Pompeii, here is a list of things to do in Pompeii.
Dedicated to the Greek and Roman god Apollo, the temple has 48 Ionic columns and stands on a high podium. In this compound, you will find a bronze statue of Apollo archer and the bust of Diana in the original locations that they were in before it was buried under debris.
The site is fabled for its wall frescos which are believed to illustrate the initiation of a young woman into a Greco-Roman mystery cult. It was discovered in 1910 and is said to have belonged to the Istacidii’s, a wealthy family that resided in Pompeii during the Augustan Era.
Also known as the Homeric House or The Iliadic House, this is 2nd Century villa is deemed to have the best interiors amongst all the houses in Pompeii due to the still-visible frescoes and elegant decor. Archaeologist Antonio Bonucci excavated the house in 1824.
Dedicated to Isis, an Egyptian goddess, this was one of the first sites that surfaced when the Pompeii excavations began. Principal devotees of the temple are believed to be women, slaves, and freedmen. It used as a forum for social, political, and economic gatherings.
Pompeii Spectacula, the amphitheater of Pompeii, dates back to around 70 BC. It is not only the oldest surviving Roman amphitheater made of stone but also predates the Colosseum in Rome by over a century!
The Stabian Baths stand close to the Forum and are the oldest in the city. It is evidently divided into 2 sections along the same axis: male and female, with a courtyard gym. Much like other Roman baths, there were different rooms with thermal pools of different temperatures and depths.
Spanning an entire block, the House of Vettii is one of the largest in Pompeii, preserved in almost pristine condition. This luxurious Domus, through its fresco and pictorial depictions, tells a great deal about the rich merchants of Pompeii. It is said that the brothers Aulo Vettio Restituto and Aulo Vettio Conviva who owned the house, had the walls decorated by one of the best painters in Pompeii in order to flaunt their status symbol.
Also known as Casa del Fauno, this house was built during the 2nd century BC and is found to be one of the largest and most impressive private residences in Pompeii. This luxurious aristocratic household was home to several famed pieces of art like the legendary Alexander Mosaic, and speaks a great deal about the lives of the rich Romans. It houses 2 atriums, one intended for residence and the other for work.
Pompeii Scavi Café: This is the only restaurant within the walls of Pompeii, allowing visitors to refuel during their visit. However, it tends to be on the pricier side.
If you want to instead visit an eatery outside the ruins, here are a few options for you:
The starting price for Pompeii tickets is €22. This typically includes entrance to Pompeii. However, please note that prices may vary based on additional features like guided tours and, the time of year, and other factors. It's always a good idea to check our selection of experiences for the most accurate and up-to-date information.
You can purchase tickets to Pompeii online or at the venue. Online purchasing allows you to skip the long queues at the ticket office. Additionally, some tickets offer combined access to other attractions, providing a more comprehensive experience.
Booking Pompeii tickets online offers several advantages:
-Skip the lines: Pompeii is a popular tourist attraction, and during peak seasons, the lines can be quite extensive. By purchasing tickets in advance online, you can bypass the ticket lines and save valuable time during your visit.
-Guaranteed entry: Finally, during peak season, walk-in tickets may not be available, and by having tickets booked and ready before your trip, your entry to the site will be ensured.
-Choose from various options: You can also plan for your experience by choosing the type of experience best suited for you, be it a guided tour or a day trip. You can also book combo tours to visit Mount Vesuvius and Herculaneum, which will help you gain a great insight into Pompeii.
-Discounts & offers: By booking online, you can also avail of some of the best discounts and special offers not available at the ticket office.
-Customer service: You’ll also get 24/7 customer service on the phone, by email, or chat, allowing you to resolve any issues quickly.
Standard Pompeii ticket includes entry into the ancient city of Pompeii. You can stay for as long as you like and explore the ruins from one end to the other. Depending on the experience you choose, you may get return transfers between Rome or Naples and Pompeii, guided tours, or even a virtual tour that will allow you to get a unique perspective on the history of Pompeii.
Yes, EU citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 can avail of reduced pricing on their tickets on the presentation of a valid ID. EU and non-EU citizens under the age of 18, along with permanent or contract-based teaching staff enjoy free entry into Pompeii.
Yes, you can purchase Pompeii skip-the-line tickets. These allow you to bypass the long lines and enter Pompeii with priority access. Some of the best skip-the-line ticket options we offer include:
- Skip-the-Line Guided Tour of Pompeii
- Skip-the-Line Guided Tour of Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius from Sorrento
Yes, guided tours of Pompeii are available. These tours are led by professional guides who can provide in-depth knowledge and insights about the site's history and significance. Additionally, they often include priority access, allowing you to bypass the long lines and enter Pompeii with ease. Some of the best guided tour options we offer include:
- Pompeii: Skip The Line + Guided Tour
- Half-Day Guided Tour of Pompeii with Transfers from Naples
- Guided Tour of Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius from Naples
The cancellation policy depends on the type of ticket you choose to book. While some tickets offer a full refund on canceling tickets up to 9-48 hours in advance, others may not offer a refund upon cancellation. Please check the specific terms before you make your reservation.
Pompeii is open from 1 November to 31 March from 9 AM to 5 PM with final entry timings being at 3:30 PM. From 1 April to 31 October, its opening hours are from 9 AM to 7 PM, with final entry at 5:30 PM. It is closed on: 25th December, 1st May, 1st January
A complete tour of Pompeii typically takes about 2-3 hours, depending on your pace and interest.
Pompeii can be accessed via Porta Marina, Piazza Esedra or Piazza Anfiteatro entrances.
Yes. Various pathways have been constructed to ensure ease of movement. Differently-abled visitors can enter Pompeii through the Piazza Anfiteatro entrance.