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Welcome to Pompeii

No other place in the world offers a more immersive experience of life in an ancient Roman metropolis than Pompeii. Buried during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius almost 2,000 years ago, the once thriving city’s villas, shops, temples, and baths remain frozen in time. The UNESCO-listed archaeological site is a popular day trip from Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast, often paired with a tour of nearby Herculaneum, an excursion to the top of Mt. Vesuvius, or a winery visit and tasting on the mountain slopes.

Top 15 things to do in Pompeii

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Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo)

Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo)

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Pompeii is perhaps the most important archaeological site in the world, and among Italy's most-visited attractions. The sixth-century-BC Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo) overlooking the forum is one of the oldest religious buildings in this ancient Roman city and a highlight of any tour of these enormous ruins.More
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Pompeii Archaeological Site

Pompeii Archaeological Site

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One of the most captivating archaeological sites in the world, Pompeii is a city frozen in time. The ancient Roman metropolis was sealed under a layer of volcanic stone by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79, which preserved it for millennia. Today, you can explore the ghostly ruins, including temples, baths, villas, and shops.More
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Great Theatre of Pompeii (Teatro Grande)

Great Theatre of Pompeii (Teatro Grande)

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Pompeii’s Great Theatre is a grand 2nd-century-BC performance space with seating for up to 5,000 spectators. It has acoustics so precise that voices from the stage carry naturally to the highest seats to this day. The first large public building to be excavated in the ancient city, the largely intact theater continues to host classical plays and other performances.More
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House of the Vettii

House of the Vettii

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In the archaeological wonderland of Pompeii, the House of the Vettii stands out for its well-preserved frescoes, seemingly as vivid as when they were first painted almost two millennia ago. This Roman domus is famous for a risqué depiction of Priapus—Greek god of fertility—symbolizing the economic prosperity of the home’s merchant owners.More

Top activities in Pompeii

Pompeii Small Group tour with an Archaeologist
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Naples Shore Excursion: Pompeii Half-day Trip from Naples
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2-hour Private Guided Tour of Pompeii

2-hour Private Guided Tour of Pompeii

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Naples Shore Excursion Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii Day Trip from Naples all inclusiv
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Pompeii and Herculaneum Small Group tour with an Archaeologist
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Pompeii Private Tour from Naples Cruise Port or Hotel pick-up
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Private Tour of Amalfi Coast

Private Tour of Amalfi Coast

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Skip the Line Tour for Kids of Ancient Pompeii by Children-Friendly Guide
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All about Pompeii

Currency
Euro (€)
Time Zone
CEST (UTC +1)
Country Code
+39
Language(s)
Italian
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