Deeply ingrained in myth and history, Pompeii dates back to nearly 2,000 years ago. An ancient site, the town was unearthed in 1748 AD after the infamous eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Over here you can revel in the ancient glory of the Campania region forever immortalized by the volcanic debris, standing as a true testament of nature’s infinite existence.
Upon arrival in Pompeii, first things first, stroll past the queues of people waiting and make your way into the attraction. Now, your adventure truly begins. With ancient ruins and age-old artifacts all around, and a skyline dominated by Mount Vesuvius, the visuals through this discovery are breathtaking. Ideally, you want to spend around 4 hours here, there’s plenty for you to see. Walk around the Forum, visit the Basilica or relax under the shade of a tree near the amphitheater, it’s your call. There are numerous frescos and statues spread over the town along with 25 street fountains, 4 public baths and many business buildings which paints an almost real picture of the town in its hay day. As you stroll through the cobbled streets you’ll find yourself looking at everything with a sense of wonder and amazement. After all, you’re in a place that is frozen in the fabric of time.
Your understanding of the ancient world is sure to change after you see how much we have in common with people who lived in the first century. From everyday objects to wine barrels, there’s a lot for you to see and discover on this tour. You’re guaranteed to see breathtaking ruins, rich displays of Vesuvian art and incredible landscapes preserved by the volcano.
Another important reason why you don’t want to miss out on this ticket, in particular, is the skip-the-line access. You can just zoom past the long ticketing queues and make your way directly into the archaeological site.
It’s very important for you to enter the site from the entrance at Porta Marina Superiore or Porta Marina Inferiore. The other entrances do not have a priority access lane and as such, you will be forced to stand in a queue. Please note that this is a day ticket. You can enter the site during the open times regardless of the time shown on the voucher.
Please present your voucher on your smartphone directly at the entrance Porta Marina Superiore or Porta Marina Inferiore to avoid queues and go through priority access.
By Bus: The closest bus stop is the Pompei Porta Marina. The Porta Marina Superiore is a 2-minute walk from the stop while Porta Marina Inferiore is a 1-minute walk.
Pompeii is wheelchair accessible with a designated accessibility path.
Any large backpack/suitcase will not be allowed inside the site. There is a free check-in of purses, backpacks, umbrellas and other personal belongings at the baggage check at the entrance of Porta Marina Superiore.
These tickets cannot be canceled. Reschedules are possible subject to availability.
How To Use Your Ticket
You will receive an email with your Pompeii Priority Entrance ticket voucher shortly. You need not carry a printed copy of your voucher. Display your voucher on your mobile device along with a valid photo ID at the ticket redemption point.
Please present your voucher on your smartphone directly at the entrance Porta Marina Superiore or Porta Marina Inferiore to avoid queues and go through priority access. You will not be able to avoid the queues at the entrance Piazza Anfiteatro.