Information and advice for visiting Pompeii

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Porta Marina (Marina Gate) – Piazza Esedra (Esedra Square) – Piazza Anfiteatro (Amphitheater Square)

Opening times
The Pompeii archeological site is open dailyApr–Oct 8:30am to 7:30pm, Nov–Mar 8:30am–5pm.
The last entry is 90 minutes before closing.

How to get to Pompeii
By train
Marina Gate and Esedra square:
From Naples, take the half-hourly local Circumvesuviana train toward Sorrento and get off at “Pompei Scavi-Villa dei Misteri” (27–40 min.)

Amphitheater Square:

Circumvesuviana Naples-Poggiomarino (stop Pompei Santuario)
State Rayilway Naples – Salerno (stop Pompei)

By Bus:
SITA from Naples and Salerno
CSTP n.4 from Salerno
CSTP n 50 from Salerno (by highway)

By car:
Highway A3 Naples-Salerno (exit Pompei ovest)

Full € 11,00
Reduced € 5,50 (*)

With access to sites 5 (Pompeii, Herculaneum and Oplontis, Stabia, Antiquarium of Boscoreale – validity 3 days)
Full: € 20.00
Reduced: € 10.00 (*)

(Oplontis, Stabia and Antiquarium of Boscoreale) 
Full: € 5.50 
Reduced: € 2.75 (*)

Free for EU citizens under 18 years or over 65 years
(*) Reduced: for EU citizens aged between 18 and 24 years of age and for teachers of the European Union.
The free tickets and reduced can be issued only upon presentation of a valid identity document.

A useful service cloakroom is active at the entrances where you can also leave your luggage.
Inside the excavations there is a refreshment point equipped with bar and self-service.
For the schools the reservation is mandatory.

Walking tour at Pompeii along "Via dell'Abbondanza"
Walking tour at Pompeii with Emiliano along “Via dell’Abbondanza”

How much time does it take to visit pompeii?

Pompeii is an entire city and to visit it would take a full day, but to have an “idea” of the ancient city, is necessary you will be spending at least 2 hours inside the ancient city of Pompeii excavation site, that’s the minimum you need to experience the site and get an idea of what it’s all about.

For this reason, you have to contact an experienced guide who will be able to show you the highlights according to the time at your disposal.        

General Tips:

> Bring bottled water, a hat with a brim, and sun block—it’s hard to escape the sun at Pompeii, and the dust is everywhere.

> Wear comfortable shoes

>Use the toilet before you enter the site, there are some at the main entrance. Once you enter the ruins, there is only one close to the main entrance and that’s about it. You don’t want to walk for 15 minutes from one side of Pompeii ruins to the other side when you really need to go!
>Photographs and filming are authorized for private use
>Smoking is not permitted
>Pets are not allowed on the site




For your tour:

tel. +39 3284134719

Skype: Archeoemy

Published by Emiliano's Archaeological Tours

My name is Emiliano Tufano, I am an archaeologist and tour guide. I run an organization providing archeaological and cultural tours in Campania. When I was ten years old I found a piece of painted pottery on a small piece of land belonging to my family, which is located nearby the ancient Greek city of Paestum. For the whole of that day I kept this piece of history in my hands. I remember that it was decorated with a black figured scene of a Satyr driving a biga. The feeling I had when realized it was a genuine antique object was very strong, and I started asking myself many questions about the people who occupied that area across the centuries and, particularly, about the man who made such a beautiful piece of work. Since then I started collecting all sorts of pots and stones that I found while I wandered through the countryside. I used to divide my finds simply on the basis of their shape and color. They were the first steps of me becoming an archaeologist. At school, history was my favorite subject; therefore my decision of which degree course to choose was an easy one, Archaeology. Today, archaeology is my profession and my passion. Throughout the years I developed skills in fieldwork and academic research. I participated as a field director in several excavation projects of fundamental importance across Italy and I was engaged in significant academic research projects in Sicily, Tunisia and Libya. I now fulfill my ambition with a PhD project about the Sicilian prehistory. However, my interests go beyond just the history. I have a strong creative side and I love photography, and I write articles for a newspaper in my local area, play football and enjoy diving. I enjoy traveling and have been to many different countries, where I always make particular efforts to learn as much of the local language and culture as possible. In 2010 I became qualified to work as a tourist guide of the Campania Region, and today I offer guided tours in Italian, English and Spanish. I live my job with passion and professionalism. With me you can visit the wonders of Campania: the Vesuvian archaeological sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum and other beautiful sites, such as the historic centers of Naples, Caserta and Salerno, the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Coast, all the major churches and museums. Through exclusive and tailor-made tours, according to your requirements, you will receive quality service and cultural enrichment.

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