Pompei excavations

Pompei is the only archaeological site in the world capable of showing the appearance of an ancient Roman center in its entirety. Rich in traffic and pulsating with life, the city was crystallized from the famous eruption of 79 AD, during which a rain of ashes and lapilli enveloped everything: houses, inhabitants, streets, public buildings and objects of everyday life. Everything came as “stuck” in a terrible snapshot.

A catastrophe, a cataclysm which deserves credit, however, for having allowed the exceptional conservation of the city and its treasures: the urban layout, the monumental buildings, the houses of the common people and the splendid mansions decorated with mosaics and famous wall paintings.

With its 44 hectares of excavated area, Pompeii is one of the most famous and visited archaeological sites in the world, with over two million visitors a year.

Timetables
From April 1st to October 31st
From Monday to Friday
Opening: 9:00
Last entry: 18:00
Excavation closing: 19:30

Saturday and Sunday
Opening: 8.30am
Last entry: 18:00
Excavation closing: 19:30

From November 1st to March 31st
Opening: 9:00
Last admission: 3.30pm
Excavation closing: 17:00

Saturday and Sunday
Opening: 8.30am
Last admission: 3.30pm
Excavation closing: 17:00

Useful info
Every first Sunday of the month from 6 October 2019 to 1 March 2019, admission is free.

Free days
Thursday 24 October 2019
Tuesday 24 December 2019
Thursday 26 December 2019
Tuesday 31 December 2019

External links
Official site for Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabia

Reduced info
The following are entitled to reduced admission compared to the full ticket price:
– Citizens of the European Union between 18 and 25 years of age (not completed)

Free info
– Children under 18;
– Students and teachers of the European Union of the Faculties of Architecture, of Letters (Archaeological or Historical-Artistic address), of Conservation of Cultural Heritage and of Education Sciences, by showing the enrollment certificate for the current academic year;
– European Union teachers and students enrolled in the Academies of Fine Arts, by showing the enrollment certificate for the current academic year;
– Belonging to the I.C.O.M. (International Council of Museums);
– School groups (NO UNIVERSITY) of the European Union (by reservation) with guide
– Journalists with an order card;
– MiBACT employees – Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism;
– Disabled people of the European Union and their companion;
– Tourist guides of the European Union, by showing a valid license issued by the competent authority;
– European Union tourist interpreters when their work is needed alongside the guide, by showing a valid license issued by the competent authority;
– To the teaching staff of the school, on a permanent or temporary basis, upon presentation of a suitable certificate issued by the school institutions (click here to download the model prepared by the Ministry of Education, University and Research).

Groups info
To request information or book organized groups and schools, you can contact TOSC on 06 32810 or send an email to ‘info@tosc.it’.

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