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Pompeii Express: Reserved Entrance With Optional Audio Guide

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

Last admission: 1 hour and 30 minutes before closing
Wheelchair accessible
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Gain access to three incredible experiences near Mt. Vesuvius with one ticket!

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Reserved entrance to Pompeii
Audio guide of Pompeii (if option selected). Audioguide must be collected in front of Piazza Esedra.
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  • 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)
  • Ticket is valid for 1 entry. It is not possible to leave and re-enter the park
Sunday 09:00 - 19:00
Monday 09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 19:00
Thursday 09:00 - 19:00
Friday 09:00 - 19:00
Saturday 09:00 - 19:00
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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Keith,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
09 May 2024
Pompei is an absolute must for anyone with the slightest historic interest. The ruins take you back to the time when Vesuvius erupted and preserves a perfect snapshot in time.
Pompeii: Reserved Entrance
Ioannis ,  Greece Greece
09 May 2024
So excellent ancient place it worth to visit but a little bit expensive the ticket and if you have vouchers you have to wait at the line to exchange with tickets
Pompeii: Reserved Entrance
Maisy,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
26 May 2024
Pompeii was fantastic, but we paid for the audio guide but when we arrived there was no way to get the audio guide. We tried multiple places, but no one would accept our ticket.
Pompeii: Reserved Entrance

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