We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ancient Pompeii

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Pompei Scavi | Via Villa dei Misteri 2, Pompeii, Italy
Phone Number: 081/5365154
Website
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Dining
Description: Home of the world's most famous volcanic disaster when Mount Vesuvius...
Home of the world's most famous volcanic disaster when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D., Pompeii is now a significant archeological site that provides an amazing glimpse into the daily life of an average Roman town over two thousand years ago.
read more
Visit Ancient Pompeii like an insider
Special Offer
$120*
and up
Naples and Pompeii Day Trip from Rome

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 5,519 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 3786
    Excellent
  • 1269
    Very good
  • 289
    Average
  • 113
    Poor
  • 62
    Terrible
Ruins with 3 small kids

There are many day trips from Rome to Pompeii, however with 3 small children (6 and under) we decided to take a faster, more efficient route. We took the high-speed train from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Amy H
,
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

5,519 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

There are many day trips from Rome to Pompeii, however with 3 small children (6 and under) we decided to take a faster, more efficient route. We took the high-speed train from Rome straight to Naples (just over an hour) and then a car service to the site. Pros: Nice, clean, free toilet with baby-changer in cafe Price is reasonable... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Swindon, UK
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

2 main sites. Pompeii and Herculaneum. Which is the best? Actually hard to say. Pompeii is vast and Herculaneum is better preserved and a lot smaller. But Pompeii, in addition to the grand villas and huge forum, also has an amphitheatre and coliseum which are spectacular. Make sure you see them along with the brothel with its ancient graffiti and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Key Largo, Florida
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We visited Pompeii with a tour group which is the best way to visit. The local guide can give you so much information that you would not be able to get without them. The guide pointed out the were the "businesses of the day" were located. It is an amazing place & very large. It was hard for some of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Blackburn, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Did not know what to expect, but this was a very good insight into how the Romans lived 3,000 years ago. A lot of walking, recommend a guided tour, otherwise you are just looking at a lot of half demolished buildings. Interesting to know that every Winter they excavate more of the site, so it is an ever increasing attraction.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
wirral
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We went by train from Sorrento and following other trip advisors advice paid for a walking tour which we just picked up at the station. It was excellent, took over 2 hours and was well worth the 12 euros. Pompeii itself is huge, you can easily spend all day there but it is hot - even in April and so... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We went along with a tour guide which meant we hit all the key spots which was great. Such an amazing experience. The only shame for us was the lame tourist traps surrounding such a historic site – no I don't want a cheap selfie stick or dvd guide. If you're planning on visiting then I'd recommend bringing along your... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

As most the other reviews tell you how good Pompeii is and that it took us a while to piece together how to get to there I thought I'd write this review. So firstly get to Roma Termini and get a ticket to Napoli Centrali! We took the €11 ticket which takes between 2 and 3 hours each way. There... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

While not the first time to Naples, this was the first visit to Pompeii. It is amazing to see how much history has been unearthed and preserved despite the number of people that visit every day. We spent 2.5 hours and did not even see half of it. From ancient spas to early "red-light" district the site not only is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Satellite Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
32 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Just an unbelievable experience to walk the streets and buildings of a civilization that was erased from existence 2000 years ago. Gives you somewhat of an eery feeling walking through the abandoned buildings. However, what a pleasure to see what has been recovered in the excavations and to see how the people of Pompeii lived all those years ago. Be... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Brilliant to see how life was lived in ancient Pompeii. Free guide obtainable at ticket office gives very comprehensive notes on each of the attractions. A large site to explore and not much opportunity for shade so take plenty of water and smother yourself in sun screen.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Ancient Pompeii also viewed

Naples, Province of Naples
Ercolano, Province of Naples
 

Been to Ancient Pompeii? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ancient Pompeii and other visitors
17 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (17)

Questions? Get answers from Ancient Pompeii staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?