Pompeii was an ancient city located near the city of Naples in the Campania region of Italy. When Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79, this city was buried under 4 to 6 meters of pumice and volcanic ash. This allowed the buildings and monuments of the city to be preserved to a great extent and gave a peek into Roman life.
Visitors can see luxurious buildings, beautiful architecture, and lavish decorations of the wealthy town. Pompeii is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular tourist spot in Italy, with over 2.5 million visitors every year. Here's everything you need to know before you visit Pompeii!
Pompeii is fully wheelchair accessible. There are several paths that have been created at the site to make it easy for wheelchair users to move.
There are 4 accessible toilets at Pompeii, Porta Marina Inferiore, Piazza Anfiteatro, Porta Marina Superiore, and the Villa Imperiale.
There are 3 baby changing stations at Pompeii - Via di Nola, the corner of Via della Fortuna and Via Stabiana, and Via dell-Abbondanza.
Visitors must collect the keys to these baby changing facilities at the entrance and return them at the end of the visit.
There are a few nearby restaurants for you to enjoy a delicious meal on your visit.
The forum served as the center for all political and cultural activities of Pompeii. The courthouses are in a cross-shaped design, something that was adopted throughout churches in Europe. Although most of the buildings are currently in ruins, the splendor of the Forum can be felt in this section.
Considered to be the oldest structure in the Pompeii ruins, the Temple of Apollo is a testimony to the incredible history of the city. The original statue of Apollo and the bust of Diana are no longer present at the site, but copies can be seen here.
This is a villa that represents the architecture of this time. The villas were designed to offer entertainment and luxury to the merchants who stayed there. The villa is present on the western side of the ruins.
This is the famous amphitheater of the Pompeii ruins, which were constructed in 70 BCE. This is also the first amphitheater built by the Romans out of stone predating the Colosseum by almost 100 years. The amphitheater could seat the entire population of Pompeii and hosted all the sporting events in the city.
A. Pompeii is located in Italy, within the Metropolitan City of Naples.
A. Yes, Pompeii can be visited by tourists. Note that visitors must purchase tickets to visit the ruins.
A. No, tickets must be purchased in advance to enter the ruins of Pompeii.
A. Tickets to Pompeii can be purchased online or at the attraction. Note that purchasing tickets at the attraction will see long queues and waiting times.
A. Tickets to visit Pompeii start from €19.
A. The best time to visit Pompeii is early in the mornings and during the off-season between September and March.
A. Pompeii is open from 9 AM to 7 PM from 1 April to 31 October and from 9 AM to 3:30 PM from 1 November to 31 March.
A. Yes, group visits to Pompeii are allowed.
A. Yes, you can bring your children to visit Pompeii.
A. Yes, Pompeii is completely accessible to people with reduced mobility.
A. Yes, you can buy refreshments at the Pompeii ruins.
A. For a full-fledged experience of Pompeii, you will need about 5 to 6 hours of time.
A. Yes, Pompeii is absolutely worth visiting and offers a wonderful peek into the architecture and culture of its ancestors.