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Tickets for Pompeii Express: Reserved Entrance With Optional Audio guide

Secure your ticket in advance for one of the world’s iconic archaeological sites

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Tiqets International B.V.
Registered address: James Wattstraat 77-P, 1097 DL, Amsterdam, NL
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Last admission: 1 hour and 30 minutes before closing
Wheelchair accessible
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Smartphone tickets accepted

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What's included

Reserved entrance to Pompeii
Audio guide of Pompeii (if option selected). Audioguide must be collected in front of Piazza Esedra.

What's not included

*Reserved entrance to Villa of the Mysteries
*Reserved entrance to Villa of Diomedes
*Reserved entrance to Villa Regina in Boscoreale with Antiquarium

Important information

* You can enter from all the gates of Pompeii, but you will have Fast-track entrance only from gate "Porta Marina Inferiore (Piazza Esedra)". On the other ones there is not skip the line.
  • Explore the ancient ruins of a city destroyed by Mount Vesuvius’ violent eruption 2,000 years ago
  • See the remnants of artefacts, artworks, buildings, and even people that were frozen in time and buried beneath a tsunami of superheated ash
  • Enjoy one of the world’s most important and spectacular cultural heritage sites

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. The spectacular ruins are one of Italy’s most visited sites.

When Vesuvius erupted with the force of 100,000 atom bombs, life in Pompeii perished in an instant. Ironically, the blanket of superheated ash combined with the lack of moisture to preserve much of the city for thousands of years. So what you see today lends an extraordinary window into life in Roman times.

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!

With over 50 hectares to explore, you can walk around the Forum with Vesuvius in the background, or sit under a tree and marvel at the spectacular amphitheater. There are remnants of the all-important aqueduct, street fountains, public baths, private houses, businesses, statues, frescoes, as well as hundreds of haunting plaster casts of lava-fried locals!

Insider tip

  • Show your smartphone ticket at the "Porta Marina Inferiore (Piazza Esedra)" entrance on the day of your visit
  • You can redeem your entrance ticket only on the day of your visit!
  • You can enter from all the gates of Pompeii, but you will have Fast-track entrance only from gate "Porta Marina Inferiore (Piazza Esedra)". On the other entrances you could wait on line in peak season.
  • Big bags & suitcases aren't allowed; lockers onsite
  • The audio guide must be collected only in front of the entrance of Porta Marina Inferiore (Piazza Esedra). The exact meeting point will be on the voucher of the audio guide
  • Ticket is valid for 1 entry. Not possible to leave and re-enter the park.
  • Only small dogs on a leash and picked up while inside the homes can be brought inside the park (service dogs assisting disabled people are also permitted, with a certificate)
Pompeii
Monday 09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 19:00
Thursday Closed
Friday 09:00 - 19:00
Saturday 09:00 - 19:00
Sunday 09:00 - 19:00
Pompeii
Via Villa dei Misteri 2, 80045, Pompei
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  • Get a full refund if you select a refundable ticket during checkout and cancel until 23:59 the day before you visit.
  • Rescheduling is not possible for this ticket.

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Ian,  New Zealand New Zealand
07 Jan 2024
Excellent
Great trip round the ruins, very interesting experience with the mix of ruins and intact buildings and the presence that of Mount Vesuvius over the town makes you aware of the danger looming over the.
Great trip round the ruins, very interesting experience with the mix of ruins and intact buildings and the presence that of Mount Vesuvius over the town makes you aware of the danger looming over the.
Pompeii: Reserved Entrance
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Michael,  United States United States
20 Apr 2024
Poor
There was no one there to guide you and was pointed this direction and that direction until we just walked up to the empty ticket counter. There is no need to purchase a skip the line ticket to pompei.
There was no one there to guide you and was pointed this direction and that direction until we just walked up to the empty ticket counter. There is no need to purchase a skip the line ticket to pompei.
Pompeii: Reserved Entrance
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Steve,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
07 Apr 2024
Poor
No use buying this ticket. It cost more than the entrance fee and I had to queue to get a paper ticket as they wouldn't let us in at the ticket barrier without it. It maybe the time of year but...
No use buying this ticket. It cost more than the entrance fee and I had to queue to get a paper ticket as they wouldn't let us in at the ticket barrier without it. It maybe the time of year but still useless and 5 euros a person more!
Pompeii: Reserved Entrance

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