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 scavi pompei

City: Pompei (Naples)
Address: Via Villa dei Misteri 2
Telephone: +39 081/5365154
Visitalia Discount: Ticket Entrance + Skyp the line. Book with Visitalia code and get 20% discount. Once booked you will receive a voucher to be presented directly at box office.


Opening hours
From 1 April to 31 October: 8.30 - 19.30 (last entrance 18.00)
From 1 November to 31 March: 8.30 - 17.00 (last entrance 15.30)
The sites are closed on:  25 December, 1 May, 1 January

Description: The city of Pompeii was an ancient Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. Pompeii, along with Herculaneum and many villas in the surrounding area, was mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. The eruption destroyed the city, killing its inhabitants and burying it under tons of ash. Evidence for the destruction originally came from a surviving letter by Pliny the Younger, who saw the eruption from a distance and described the death of his uncle Pliny the Elder, an admiral of the Roman fleet, who tried to rescue citizens. The site was lost for about 1,500 years until its initial rediscovery in 1599 and broader rediscovery almost 150 years later by Spanish engineer Rocque Joaquin de Alcubierre in 1748.
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for over 250 years. Today it has UNESCO World Heritage Site status and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy, with approximately 2.5 million visitors every year.

Full: Eur 13,00; Concessions: Eur 7,50
EU citiziens under 18: Free
Over 65, Students 18-25, teachers: Half price
Free admission every first sunday of each month.