About Pompeii

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.

Plan Your Visit to Pompeii

Location & Timings
Best Time to Visit Pompeii
How to get to Pompeii
Rules and Regulations
Location & Timings

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)

  • April 1 to October 31: 9 AM–7 PM (Last entry time is 5:30 PM)
  • Closed on December 25, May 1, January 1

Recommended Reads: Pompeii Forum

Tips to Visit Pompeii

Tips to Visit Pompeii
  • Make sure you wear comfortable shoes and clothes as you will be spending most of your time walking on uneven paths and outdoors.
  • Carry a water bottle to stay hydrated throughout your tour. There are several water fountains around the site to refill your water bottles.
  • Book your tickets online and in advance to ensure you do not waste time standing in queues for your visit.
  • It is highly recommended that you eat before you enter the site even though there is a cafeteria inside Pompeii.
  • Locker facilities are available at Porta Marina and Piazza Anfiteatro where you can keep your luggage as carrying it inside is not allowed. A nominal fee will be charged for using the lockers.

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    The ruins of Pompeii are located in Italy. It is within the beautiful city of Naples.

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