Area Archeologica di Pompei

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  • Roger H.
    "Do not attempt to explore the ruins on your own without a good map!"(12 Tips)
    Joao G.
    "Audio guide is a great option to discover this amazing place"(11 Tips)
    Sophia C.
    "Not a lot of info on panels so an audioguide is a must."(3 Tips)
    "two flourishing Roman towns of Pompei and Herculaneum"(2 Tips)
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  • Maggie W.
    Maggie WalshNovember 8, 2015
    The place is huge. You can find free audio guides online, so bring your phone and save the money instead d buying the audio guide there. It gets super warm so bring water. The cafeteria is not great.
    Upvoted Mar 13
  • Adam Q.
    Adam QDecember 9, 2015
    You need a map (which is not always accurate), good walking shoes and plenty of water. The site is massive and there is so much to see. You can easily explore without audio and tour guides. Have fun!
    Upvoted Mar 13
  • Cheryl L.
    Cheryl LMay 24, 2015
    This site is a definite visit for those visiting Naples/Napoli. There is so much history to see + learn and you're literally walking on it! Mt. Vesuvius appears in the near distance, so snap a pic.
    Upvoted Mar 13
  • funky f.
    funky flavorSeptember 9, 2016
    This is an amazing city. Come with time because the place is huge. And if you want download the rick stevens app for a free walk tour . We did it and this app have a lot of tours around the world.
    Upvoted Mar 13
  • Paul F.
    Paul FarrellJune 13, 2015
    Go late on in the afternoon midweek & enter from the amphitheatre side closest to the city. This way you skip the crowds and queuing. 2/3 hours is enough & a good guide would make a huge difference
    Upvoted Mar 13
  • Sophia C.
    Sophia CasasOctober 30, 2017
    Breathtaking. It's huge! Takes at least 2-3 (and up to 7) hours to see. Not a lot of info on panels so an audioguide is a must. Skip the queue: buy tickets online the day before.
    Upvoted Mar 13
  • Kristin B.
    Kristin BednarekAugust 13, 2013
    Great sight however if you can only go to one place I would recommend Herculaneum as it is more condensed and preserved.
    Upvoted Mar 13
  • Bruna C.
    Bruna CrepaldiJuly 20, 2016
    Long Walk, get a big bottle of water and keep filling it up on the way. It's incredible hot and the map is confuse. Be prepare to get lost. I did the 3 hours walk and didn't see it all. Lov it!
    Upvoted Mar 13
  • Lais B.
    Lais BagolinOctober 31, 2012
    Walk in autumn requires a good coat, raincoat and umbrella. A snack and water or juice also makes the ride more enjoyable. Be sure to check the battery of your photographic camera and enjoy !!!
    Upvoted Mar 13
  • Shore Excursions Group
    Shore Excursions GroupAugust 23, 2012
    History Buffs: If you're visiting Naples, don’t miss Pompeii, where you can explore the ruins of a Roman city buried by volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Read more
    Upvoted Mar 13
  • Vanessa R.
    Vanessa RuedaMarch 15, 2016
    incredible by nature but very far from spectators in terms of curation. Lot of barriers and not very preserved. Understandable, it's the main attraction and it's been years since the opening.
    Upvoted Mar 13
  • Roland M.
    Roland MonseguApril 5, 2013
    The site of Pompeii is huge. Make sure you have 3hours to roam around. There is couple of houses not to miss, so get yourself a lonely planet or a tour guide. The free map is not enough.
    Upvoted Mar 13
  • Sofía A.
    Sofía AlumaAugust 10, 2014
    11 euro per person. Doable in 2 hours. Bring good walking shoes and good camera. Also restrooms are clean. It's a majestic and humbling experience.
    Upvoted Mar 13
  • Yigit Y.
    Yigit YucelNovember 22, 2017
    This place is huge and worth exploring for 3+ hours. Download the pompei app with the map so that you can keep track of where you. The amphitheater has a nice little surprise about Pink Floyd.
    Upvoted Mar 13
  • Hugo Alexandre C.
    Hugo Alexandre CruzMarch 24, 2015
    Take the day, get comfortable shoes, water and snacks! You'll find pizza and beer and ice-creams there also! Prepare that some places might be closed for preservation! Definitely worth it.
    Upvoted Mar 13
  • Tristan C.
    Tristan ComleyJuly 4, 2017
    Amazing history. So interesting. Stick to the central and left hand side of the map - it's where the most interesting buildings are!
    Upvoted Mar 13
  • Cody G.
    Cody GriggersMarch 22, 2015
    It's possible the maps and free guide booklet have gotten better, because we found both more than adequate to get around the site, no audio guide needed. Allow 3 hours at least!
    Upvoted Mar 13
  • Marianna S.
    Marianna SSeptember 8, 2014
    Get a book guide( the map provided is not enough), a bottle of water (which you can refill in the site) and comfy shoes. Allow 3-4h for exploration of this fantastic place!
    Upvoted Mar 13
  • funky f.
    funky flavorSeptember 9, 2016
    Amazing experience, you need all day to walk the whole thing. Download the rick stevens app for a free walk tour. It's a great tour we did it and saved money on guided tours
    Upvoted Mar 13
  • Beauty S.
    Beauty SoulAugust 30, 2014
    Wear comfortable shoes to walk around the around the ruins as the site is massive.
    Upvoted Mar 13
  • Jukka Y.
    Jukka YrjönenAugust 2, 2017
    A lot to take in and understand from a few millennia ago. Prepare with lots of snacks and water. Consider spending the whole day, a few hours only scratches the surface
    Upvoted Mar 13
  • Polina S.
    Polina ShevchenkoNovember 2, 2017
    Great place! Be ready to spend around 5 hours there. Don't recommend to pay for an audio guide. Better to download the PDF guide from the official website.
    Upvoted Mar 13
  • Kris C.
    Kris ConcepcionSeptember 27, 2014
    There is so much to see here it can be overwhelming. Make sure you bring your own lunch to avoid eating at their one and only cafeteria on the grounds.
    Upvoted Mar 13
  • gay in motion
    gay in motionDecember 11, 2013
    The long walk to the Villa de Misterii is worth going there! You pass the fantastic graves of rich inhabitants! Get an audioguide!!!
    Upvoted Mar 13
  • Heather F.
    Heather FerrariApril 30, 2014
    Get there early and get the audio guides. We tried to do it without and were clueless. Very few information signs
    Upvoted Mar 13
  • Joanna F.
    Joanna FlammNovember 2, 2017
    Booking a tour is a good idea. There is so much here that would be really hard to notice on your own.
    Upvoted Mar 13
  • Salvatore D.
    One of the greatest archeological sites in the world. Every corner is a treasure of art and history.
    Upvoted Mar 13
  • Deniz
    DenizMarch 3, 2016
    You must visit Pompei if you like history and should read pompei's story.Destruction of a rich city by eartquake and fire eruption.
    Upvoted Mar 13
  • Xavier Q.
    You will need water. You can buy it outside for €1. There are also many public faucets inside if you don't mind tap water. Your shoes will get very dirty with dust. Hiking shoes recommended.
    Upvoted Mar 13
  • Xavi P.
    Small piece of the Latin history, of European history. Absolutely recommended and our guide Maria are so respectful and attended for everybody!
  • Maki Z.
    Maki ZAugust 16, 2015
    You can get a 12e tour for 2 hrs from the station. Worth having a guide who will point out all the great spots and key facts.
  • Rich J.
    Rich JohnsonOctober 29, 2013
    Pompei is a must see for anyone going to Italy. I wish we would have had more time to spend there
  • James
    JamesSeptember 25, 2015
    Amazing, just amazing. Get there for opening to have an hour or so before the coaches all arrive
  • Apostolos K.
    Apostolos K.June 25, 2013
    Bring your own map, make sure it's detailed because the ticket counter had no maps and the bookstore one is almost useless. Bring your own bottles.of water!
  • Veronika
    Veronika2 weeks ago
    Charming place 👍🏻area is really big it is better to plan the visit for more hours -3 and more to see everything.
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinDecember 22, 2015
    Impressive and extensive ruins. You can easily spend a whole day there. Worth the entry fee.
  • Michael S.
    Michael SmithSeptember 1, 2012
    If you're going to do Pompeii, do it with a guide so it really comes to life! It's hard to find shade from the summer sun, so fill your water bottle at the fountains scattered among the ruins.
  • Olga G.
    Olga GoncharovskaJuly 11, 2013
    The biggest and the most beautiful archeological place ever!enjoy the history and the atmosphere of the ancient Roman city
  • Corinna P.
    Corinna PJuly 23, 2013
    Sunscreen yourself because you will burn otherwise. Spring for the 1.5 L water. You will drink it all. Make sure to see the teatri.
  • Dan S.
    Dan SeldowJune 6, 2014
    If this volcano's a rockin don't come a knockin. Also be wary of parking places which promise free parking if you eat there - without informing you of the 40 € minimum.
  • Charles B.
    Charles BJuly 23, 2012
    one of those rare touristy activities that lives up to the hype. get the audio guide. don't wear sandals or your feet will be filthy.
  • Jan F.
    Jan FreemanJune 12, 2016
    A must see. We had a great and funny guide. If it's not on your bucket list, add it!
  • Andrij K.
    Andrij KrochakSeptember 27, 2014
    Worth the visit, but come prepared! Expect large crowds and Italian tour groups trying to take advantage of that!
  • Sharon ... ש.
    Bring water!! Amazing frescos and constructions throughout the site. Take a professional tour, it's a bit of a labyrinth if you don't know where you're going!
  • Andrei M.
    Andrei MinulescuSeptember 14, 2013
    Excellent! History at it's best! Don't miss it if travel around Napoli or Amalfi Coast.
    Italia.itDecember 7, 2011
    When Vesuvius erupted on 24 August AD 79, it engulfed the two flourishing Roman towns of Pompei and Herculaneum, as well as the many wealthy villas in the area. Read more
  • Kristýna K.
    Free drinkable water all around, just search the small fountains. No need to buy it from scammers in front of entrance.
  • المهره الصعبه ماهي لأي خيال
    Ancient Roman city in Naples, buried under the volcanic ash following the eruption in AD 79
  • Krishna Prasad
    Krishna PrasadApril 28, 2014
    Amazing history and needs atleast 4 hours with a guide.. Give attention to details while will be in awe..
  • Thamires G.
    Thamires GereviniSeptember 1, 2015
    Awesome! Incredible! Tip: you have to spend at least 4hours to see most of it.
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