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Pompeii - Archaeological Area.

Open Now: 8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
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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.
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Porta Marina Superiore (Via Villa dei Misteri) | Piazza Immacolata, Piazza Porta Marina inf., 80045 Pompeii, Italy
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Reviewed today via mobile

The ruins are amazing. We paid a bit extra for a personal family friendly tour guide - Flavia - which was money well spent as she took us efficiently around the key bits, got us past the queues with minimal fuss and gave us loads...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

We used artecards to enter, but still needed to go to the ticket office for a free ticket. It was early afternoon and surprisingly there was almost no queue. We took the audio guide and map and that provided sufficient information even though the signage...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

A travel back to history. The place is very well organised. The price is fair! Congratulations to the personnel where the keep these monuments in a magnificent condition!

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This has been on my bucket list since a child and I wasn’t disappointed. We had an amazing guide Vincenzo who took us to the best bits as the site is vast. The brothel was hilarious with its very obvious signage but the main square,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did the area on our own. There are almost no signs explaining what each area means or is about so you’re kind of just guessing along the way or listening in to other tours. Could have really benefitted from a guide book or audio...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Pompeii archaeological sites are a must-see if you're visiting the surrounding area. Walking through the excavations immerses you in day-to-day life in this period of history like no other experience. Yet the tourist experience could be so much better. We travelled from Sorrento, having...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Must been seen to believe. Some advice is to get there as early as possible as it gets busy and extremely hot towards midday early afternoon. We took train from naples, about 45mins, then you walk a few mins to the enterance. We queued for...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took the train from Sorrento to Pompeii at about 8am, it was really easy, the tickets were about €2.40 each way and we got to Pompeii before it even opened. When you get out of Pompeii station, turn right and go straight the main...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The areas history is terrific and having the information given to us through the guide made us understand the enormity of the catastrophe. Beautiful site but be prepared for the heat if you visit in the summer.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Pompeii ruins are very interesting, but for the entrance fee we were told to download the app since they were out of maps and information books. It was also hard to understand, why some houses were only open until 2 pm, while the park...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Howard C
August 1, 2019|
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Response from Morpheus60 | Reviewed this property |
i would avoid the guide and do Pompeii on your own and at your own pace. it's a 70 acre site and, to do it justice, you need to spend at least 4 hours there. Tip: if unsure of what a building was used for during it's life... More
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Jofish66
July 10, 2019|
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we purchased tickets on the gate and it was fine, you have to queue, but it didn't take us long and was not a problem
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IllinoisJackie
June 8, 2019|
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Yes ..the name is "Pompei Villa dei Misteri". Once there go straight to the main entrance (50 meters from the station). Be aware that right outside the station some cheaters will try to send you upstairs the station to get... More
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