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Pompeii Archaeological Park, a World Heritage site, was once a thriving Roman city. The famous cataclysmic eruption of the nearby Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE destroyed it, as well as nearby Herculaneum, Stabiae, Oplontis and part of Boscoreale. When the volcano erupted, the entire settlement was covered with a deep layer of ash. Nearly 3,000 people died that day, and the ash quickly settled, preserving the city in almost its original state. Today, this is an open-air museum of the everyday life as it must have been when the ancient Roman civilization flourished here. Among the thousands of objects perfectly preserved by ash are ceramic pots, jewelry, furniture, and frescoes. To visit Pompeii Archaeological Park on your holiday in Pompeii, and find out what else Pompeii has to offer, use our Pompeii.
Tours To Pompeii Archaeological Park
Pompeii Ruins & Mt Vesuvius Volcano with Lunch from Rome BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $135
Duration: 13 hours
Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii Day Trip from Naples all inclusive BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $112
Duration: 7 hours
Pompeii Archaeological Park Reviews
We took the train - easy from Naples or Sorrento where we were based. A couple of euros each and it stops you at the gates almost, out of the station and turn right to the gates two minutes away... more »
We got the train from Rome to Naples which fast fast and relatively cheap. On arriving in Naples it's easy to find out where to catch the train to Pompeii. We only saw Naples from the station and... more »
If visiting Pompeii then visiting the Archaeological Park is a must.This tour was well worth my 5* review. Would highly recommend a guide with audio so you don't miss anything.I was looking forward to this trip and my visit didn't disappoint me.An unbelievable tour taking you back over 2000 years to what life was like before Mount Vesuvius erupted and covered the area in ash.I couldn't believe how big the area was we had to walk.Two hours was probably enough so make sure you have plenty of sun block a hat and plenty to drink.Comfortable footwear is also essential. This trip is not for anyone who is a little uneasy walking and a big no no for anyone in a wheelchair unfortunately. Be prepared to be blown away as you are taken back in time.If you enjoyed reading my review and looking at my photos then don't forget to like them.
Wow, what an amazing experience. We went right at opening and beat all the lines, bought tickets right at the door. We didn't do the audio guide, but I regret not getting it. We brought umbrellas because rain was in the forecast, even with the rain, it was a great time. Could have spent 4 more hours exploring. We did go on the off season, Which was nice because it was not overly crowded.
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