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Pompeii

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Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings
Underground City
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years. Today, it is a World Heritage Site and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy, with approximately 2.5 million visitors every year. Once a thriving Roman city, Pompeii was destroyed by a cataclysmic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE. Ash and soot engulfed the entire settlement, killing nearly 3,000 people and preserving the city in its original state. This is one of the most-visited archeological sites in the world. Together with the neighboring Herculaneum, which suffered the same fate, Pompeii presents an amazing opportunity to see how people lived nearly 2,000 years ago. When using our Italy day trip website, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
World heritage site
Pompeii Archaeological Park
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
Villa dei Misteri ©
Architectural Building
Villa dei Misteri
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
Bosco de Medici Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Bosco de Medici Winery
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Pompeii

Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
World heritage site
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano Ercolano
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Food Tour
Food Tours Sorrento
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Lookout
Il Sentiero Degli Dei Positano
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Paestum Ruins ©
Ruin
Paestum Ruins Paestum
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Pompeii

Forum ©
Ruin
Forum
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
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Walking tour
Walking tours
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Teatro Grande ©
Ruin
Teatro Grande
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
House of Venus in the Shell ©
Ruin
House of Venus in the Shell
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Pompeii

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Casa del Fauno ©
Ruin
Casa del Fauno
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Temple of Apollo ©
Ruin
Temple of Apollo
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Odeon - Teatro Piccolo
Ruin
Odeon - Teatro Piccolo
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Tempio di Giove Capitolino
Ruin
Tempio di Giove Capitolino
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Pompeii

Lo Chalet di Mirko ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Lo Chalet di Mirko
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
L'Arte dei Vini
Gift & Specialty Shop
L'Arte dei Vini
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Mida sport ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Mida sport
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Centro Commerciale La Cartiera ©
Shopping Mall
Centro Commerciale La Cartiera
3.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Pompeii

Eden Parco Giochi ©
Theme Park
Eden Parco Giochi
3.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Where to stay in Pompeii

For easy foot access to Pompeii's archeological sites, consider checking into a hotel or B&B near the world-famous excavations. You can walk around the ruins by day and enjoy panoramic views of the area from your balcony by night. Centrally located Pompeii hotels are conveniently situated near the area's main road and railway networks, making them an ideal base for exploring the surrounding region and the Amalfi Coast. You can also choose to book your rooms in nearby Sorrento or Naples, which offer a wider range of less expensive hostels and self-catering apartments.
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