- Validity: 1 day
- Priority access
- Photos allowed
- Audioguide available
What to expect
- A Roman city frozen in time after the eruption of 79 AD.
- The many temples and the magnificent amphitheater.
- The details of the daily life of the time: the houses, spas, shops, also depicted in many paintings
- Plaster casts of the victims of the eruption after ash and lapilli have solidified around
Walking through the ruins
Pompeii is one of the most important examples of Roman civilization: the city has re-emerged intact from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius that had buried in 79 AD. The ruins emerged in excellent condition, thanks to the particular eruption of ash and lapilli that has preserved them intact, allow us to visit an authentic city of the Roman Empire, from everyday items to large monuments of the intense public life.
Pompeii, buried in 79 AD, was rediscovered only in 1748 during the reign of Charles of Bourbon, King of the Two Sicilies, to give prestige to the royal house. The excavations proceeded in a discontinuous manner, so that Pompeii was identified as such only a few years later. Until 1800 when excavations resumed intensely after the Unification of Italy in 1861 and the arrival of Giuseppe Fiorelli as director of excavations. Proceeding in a systematic way, trying to connect what had already emerged, many treasures that Pompeii was hiding were brought to light. The method of plaster casts was also introduced that allow to recover the victims of the eruption. In the last century, under the direction of Amedeo Maiuri, the whole city was cordoned off and restored. In 1997, Pompeii was declared "World Heritage" by UNESCO.
Pompeii does not have a real collection, but it embodies the classical art, preserving masterpieces such as mosaics, frescos, statues, temples and buildings. You can visit the spas, Roman villas, the amphitheater, temples dedicated to the Roman gods, the hole, the center of Roman public life in the community, and even the streets, shops and houses of the old town.
Inside the archaeological area you can admire masterpieces such as:
- "Ville d'Otium", such as Villa Mysteries, Villa of Diomedes and the Imperial one that preserve frescoes on the customs and traditions in Roman times.
- Amphitheater and Teatro Grande, Pompeii play centers.
- The Forum, the heart of the city, and the Macellum, the city market.
- Many sacred structures: Temples, including those of Apollo, Isis, Jupiter and Vespasian.
- Stabian Baths and Gymnasium Grande.
- Great Necropolis near the doors of Pompeii
- Numerous buildings in the daily life of the Roman city.
What is included
- Entrance with priority access
- Full-time and stay much as you want
- Reservation fees
- Access to temporary exhibitions
What is not included
- Guided tour
The following options can be purchased in addition to the tickets in the booking Wizard on this website.
- Audioguide: available in Italian, English, French, German and Spanish
- Citizens between 18 and 24 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance) from the EU and the States under conditions of reciprocity (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Hungary).
Free Ticket (it is still required to pay the presale to skip the line) :
- Citizens under 18 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
- Temporary and permanent teachers of Italian public and private schools equipped with the appropriate documentation issued by MIUR
- Disabled citizens from the EU and a family member or escort belonging to social and health care services.
The ticket is valid all day until closing time of the site starting from entrance time.
The entrance time written on the tickets may be subject to small changes depending on the actual availability of the site.
For a satisfying experience it is recommended to reserve at least 1 hour and half to visit the site.
The tickets will be sent via email within 24-48 hours after purchase (on weekdays) with instructions on how to get there and what to do to enter.
We inform you that, once booked, the date and time selected are binding. Please pick up your ticket at least 15 minutes before the reserved entrance. Who does not respect the time booked will not enter. To pick up the audio guide, you need a valid ID.
The site has a maximum capacity of people, in some periods of the year or special days you may experience short delays or waits not dependent on the site or Italy Tickets.
7 months ago
"This voucher was great! It was easy to find the line. My only suggestion is to make it to where you can have a moblie friendly one to swap. Pompeii was amazing!"
8 months ago
"Even though it was early in the day, there was a fairly long line of people waiting to purchase entrance tickets. How nice for us to just walk up to a window, present our voucher, and get our tickets. We had a tour booked and no one else on the tour read that we still needed to purchase entrance, so we did not have the surprise of having to pay for this additional expense. "
9 months ago
"The tour was really enjoyable and very informative. The guide was very knowledgeable and helpful "
9 months ago
"Get tickets online so you don't have to wait. Worth it!"
10 months ago
"Get to the main entrance, show the copy of your reservation and they will provide youe tickets right the way. Make sure you go to the right entrance otherwise you will have a long walk."
10 months ago
"Todo fue muy bien. No hicimos colas y no tubimos nongun problema"
11 months ago
"Ha valido la pena sacar con antelacion las entradas. No hemos hecho cola."
1 year ago
1 year ago
"Me esperaba ver lava volcánica por todas partes y la verdad es que sólo vi ruinas, eso sí impresionantes, una ciudad enorme para la época por donde anduvimos más de 5 horas y no terminamos de verlo todo, el circo romano y el anfiteatro son alucinantes, vale la pena ir a visitarlos"
1 year ago