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Tickets for Pompeii: Skip The Line

Explore one of the world’s best preserved archaeological sites

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Overview
Opening hours
April - Oct: 08:30 - 18:00, Nov - Mar: 08:30 - 15:30
Best time to visit
Early in the morning
Highlights
  • Explore one of the world’s most important and best-preserved archaeological sites. It’s over 50 hectares in size and contains a remarkable volume of objects, art and buildings from two millennia ago
  • Enjoy the great outdoors and find yourself looking at the most famous volcano of all. Mount Vesuvius dominates the surrounding skyline!
  • Indulge your sense of curiosity about the world and realize how much we have in common with people who lived almost 2000 years before us. You’ll see everyday objects that make the villagers seem real and relatable
Description

The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 C.E. was a paradoxical thing. It was truly cataclysmic – it wiped out the entire populations of nearby towns - but it also yielded to history one of the most extensive and intact ruins of an ancient city. That settlement was Pompeii. This is one of Italy’s most visited sites and you can Skip The Line with this ticket.

The force of the eruption was many thousands of times greater than an atomic bomb. Unsurprisingly, the entire population was wiped out but the ash combined with the lack of moisture to preserve much of Pompeii. And what you witness today is an extraordinary insight into the life of a city during Roman times.

The details of everyday life abound. On the floor of one of the houses (Sirico’s) you can read a famous inscription, Salve lucru (“Welcome, profit”) and it indicates a trading company owned by Sirico himself. You can inspect wine jars labeled Vesuvinum – a play on both Vesuvius and the Latin for wine, vinum. This is quite possibly the world’s first-known marketing pun!

There are over 50 hectares to be explored. That’s a lot of space and makes for a full day. You can walk around the Forum with Vesuvius itself in the background or you can sit yourself under a tree and marvel at the nearby amphitheater, which is considered by modern scholars to be of a particularly sophisticated design.

You can see the remnants of the all-important aqueduct, which provided water for 25 street fountains, at least four public baths, and a large number of private houses and businesses. There are numerous statues and frescoes, and all in all you get a remarkable picture of a real, functioning town. Just one that happened to exist more than two millennia ago (though it was wiped out in 79 C.E., the town was founded about 700 years prior).

A FAMILY AFFAIR: For centuries all we knew of Vesuvius was an eyewitness account by Pliny The Younger. He watched from afar as the lava engulfed the area – and his beloved uncle, Pliny The Elder.

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Skip The Line
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Smartphone tickets accepted
Instructions
  • Show your smartphone ticket at the Porta Marina Superiore or Porta Marina Inferiore (Piazza Esedra) entrance and take the skip-the-line lane
  • If you go to the Piazza Anfiteatro entrance, you won't be able to skip the line
Cancellation

Cancellations are possible up to 72 hours before your visit date.

Venue
Address
Pompeii
Via Villa dei Misteri, 2, 80045, Naples
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Additional info

Opening Hours

  • Nov - Mar: 08:30 - 15:30
  • Apr - Oct: 08:30 - 18:00

Getting There

Train: Take any train to Naples and, from there, the train to Sorrento. Get off at Pompeii (Villa dei Misteri), the closest stop to the Porta Marina entrance gate.

Insider tip

In 1972 Pink Floyd played a live show here that became the beloved concert documentary Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii. There's a cool exhibition about it underneath the amphitheater where they played. It's cool to supplement the window into Ancient Roman life with a glimpse at an iconic piece of rock n' roll history.

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Reviews
Phillip, Australia
Sep 19, 2017
The service is buying the tickets is excellent however using at Pompeii is confusing.
Alex, United Kingdom
Sep 19, 2017
Very easy to access Pompeii by simply collecting tickets at the online booking office. Skipped a long queue (despite it still being quite early) and no problems.
Amanda, United Kingdom
Sep 19, 2017
We were in within 5 minutes 👍🏻
Terry, United States
Sep 19, 2017
Very easy, avoided the lines.
Christine, Tunisia
Sep 18, 2017
Purchasing the skip the line ticket worked beautifully!
Nina, United Kingdom
Sep 18, 2017
Excellent
Thomas, United Kingdom
Sep 17, 2017
Nice
Zoe, United Kingdom
Sep 16, 2017
Bought skip-the-line tickets through Tiquets.com on my phone the night before and was able to use my phone as the ticket really easily! So much faster than buying the ticket on the day at the counter. Would recommend getting the Audio Guide (6.50 per person) as it allows you to go at your own pace - we spent 5 hours in the ruins and still didn't see everything!
Anonymous
Sep 16, 2017
Great area.
Carolyn
Sep 15, 2017
Fascinating site. Spent hours walking around taking it in. Wear comfortable shoes!

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