Pompeii is an expansive archaeological site in the Campania region of Southern Italy. It was once a thriving Roman city but in 79 AD, after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius this vibrant city and its inhabitants disappeared overnight and was buried under several layers of ash and pumice.
It was back in 1594 that excavations led to the discovery of buildings, coins, inscriptions and other remnants of that once thriving Roman city of Pompeii. Visiting these ruins takes you back in time and the layers of ash have actually helped in preserving the site, its structures, artworks and many other artifacts.
The best time to visit Pompeii is from April to October when the weather is pleasant, and you can get mesmerized by the amazing structures, the careful planning and the beauty of the whole city with ease. Tickets and information on how to reach Pompeii are easily available and booking tickets in advance is the best way to go.
Location: Pompeii is located near Naples in the Campania region of Italy
Timings: November 1 to March 31: 9 AM–5 PM (Last entry time is 3:30 PM)
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Where is Pompeii?
The ruins of Pompeii are located in Italy. It is within the beautiful city of Naples.
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What is the best time to visit Pompeii?
The best time to visit Pompeii is in the middle of the week and in the early opening hours to avoid large crowds that enter with tour groups. It is also best to plan your visit to Pompeii during the low season between October to March.
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What are the Pompeii opening hours?
From 1st April to 31st October, Pompeii is open from 9 am to 7 pm with Last entry at 5:30 pm. From 1st November to 31st March it is open from 9 am to 5 pm. Last entry at 3:30 pm.
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Can I visit Pompeii with kids?
Yes, children can definitely join your visit to Pompeii. If traveling with babies, there are changing stations available within the site.
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Is Pompeii wheelchair friendly?
Yes, Pompeii is wheelchair accessible and there are specially created paths around all the attractions so as to allow visitors with reduced mobility to visit.
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How long does it take to visit Pompeii?
Visitors should set aside 4 to 5 hours to explore all the attractions that Pompeii has to offer.
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