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Explore Pompeii Tours from Rome

Book guided Pompeii tours to visit one of the busiest attractions in Italy that have fascinated the likes of archaeologists and laypersons for over two centuries. Famous for the deadly Mount Vesuvius eruption, experience an ancient Roman city, frozen in time! Avoid notoriously long queues with online Pompeii tickets. Combine it with an Amalfi Coast day trip and we assure you that Pompeii will leave an indelible mark on your sightseeing experience. 

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Our tips for Pompeii

  • Get a guide. Pompeii is massive! Vesuvius destroyed whatever street signs there once were. A guided tour will save you time, frustration, and a lot of walking.
  • Ditch the heels. Make sure you wear flat shoes and watch your footing in Pompeii. The cobblestones are as treacherous as they are innumerable.
  • Stay hydrated. It’s rather warm in Pompeii and you’ll be walking a lot. Be sure to bring plenty of water with you.
  • Save money. Traveling on a budget? Don’t worry! If you can’t afford a guide and plan to discover Pompeii on your own, consider purchasing a combo ticket. For just a few extra bucks, you get access to Pompeii, Herculaneam and Oplontis, Stabia, and Antiquarium of Boscoreale. That’s a great value!

Good to know

There’s something about an entire city well-preserved for nearly 2 millennia that piques the interest of almost everyone who hears about it. A UNESCO World Heritage site fabled in history and myth, Pompeii draws well over two million visitors a year.

The modern city of Pompei was founded in 1891. At that point, the second “i” was dropped from the name, perhaps to differentiate it from the ruined city.
Although it was previously believed that the main cause of death after the eruption was suffocation, scholars have recently calculated that heat exposure was the main killer. You can explore the Forum where all manner of business and gossip took place. And, of course, sneak a peek at the bodies of the victims, preserved by the ash and dry climate, frozen in their final positions since 79 CE.

In November of 2010, the 2,000-year-old House of the Gladiators collapsed. The cause is believed to be water infiltration. The result has been accusations of neglect by those in charge of safeguarding the site.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to visit Pompeii?
    A:

    If you don’t want the heads of your fellow travelers in every picture you take, consider purchasing a Pompeii tour ticket for late spring or early fall. Summers bring the most tourists, and it can be quite loud and difficult to see inside the cramped rooms. Winter is the least busy, and you might want to layer your clothing while you are touring these hilltop ruins.

  • Q: How do I get there?
    A:

    Many travelers plan Pompeii Day Trips from Rome. Every 30 minutes or so, a high-speed train departs from Roma Termini Station en route to Naples Centrale Station. The trip takes about 70 minutes and costs just over 20 bucks, each way if you book in advance.

  • Q: How far is Pompeii from Rome?
    A:

    Pompeii is around 242 km away from Rome and takes about 3 hours to reach by road.

  • Q: How far is Pompeii from Naples?
    A:

    Pompeii is just 26 km from Naples and takes only 28 minutes to reach by road.

  • Q: Can I visit Vesuvius from Pompeii in one day?
    A:

    Yes, Vesuvius is fairly close to Pompeii. Most of the tourists book a full-day trip to Pompeii and Vesuvius from Rome.

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