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 Askos Tours

'Specialising in archaeology and art tours, Askos Tours aims to bring Italy’s cultural riches to life in an insightful and entertaining way. As well as trips around Naples — the bustling, atmospheric Campanian capital — Askos Tours can also arrange a variety of travel experiences for visitors looking to make unforgettable Italian memories, with particular expertise in Pompeii, Herculaneum, Amalfi, Sorrento, Capri, Positano, Rome and the Vatican. Askos Tours strives to offer the very best in private and small group tours in order to help travellers gain a deeper understanding of the world of archaeology, art and local traditions.'

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