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Pompeii Excavations Visitor's Guide and Tips

The archaeological site of ancient Pompeii is one of the top tourist attractions in Italy and the modern city of Pompeii (spelled with just an i) is a good base to visit. Pompeii can also be visited as a day trip from Naples or Sorrento.

Our guide below has helpful tips for your visit to ancient Pompeii and links to various photo galleries of the excavations.

Visitor’s Guide to the Pompeii Excavations

Plan your trip to Pompeii with our visitor guide. You’ll find helpful information about the excavations, including opening hours, how to get to Pompeii and what to see, as well as a little history of the site.

Hotel Diana

Hotel Diana is close to the FS train station and within walking distance of the ancient site of Pompeii. The modern city of Pompeii (spelled with just an i) is a good base for visiting the ancient site and other nearby attractions such as Mount Vesuvius (the hotel offers a day trip) and Herculaneum. Since most people visit Pompeii only as a day trip, the city is quite nice at night and there is a good restaurant near the hotel.

Guided walking tour of Pompeii

The ruins of Pompeii are vast and can be confusing. A good way to see them is by taking a guided tour, where you will also discover interesting things about the site. Totally Ruined: The Excavations at Pompeii is a half-day guided walking tour offered by Select Italy .

Pompeii Guided Tours from Rome

The easiest way to visit Pompeii from Rome is on a guided tour. On this tour, booked through Kajubi , you will travel by bus from Rome to Naples, where you will pass the historical sites of the city and travel through the valley below Mount Vesuvius, where you will see the looming volcano. Upon arrival in Pompeii, you will have lunch and then visit the Pompeii excavations before returning to Rome.

Pompeii exhibits at the National Museum of Archeology in Naples

The National Museum of Archeology in Naples has many mosaics and frescoes from ancient Pompeii that cover a period of approximately two centuries. The most famous mosaics are from the House of the Faun. There is also a special exhibition of wall paintings and artifacts removed from the Temple of Isis and a detailed model of ancient Pompeii made in the 19th century.

Illustrated Visitor’s Guide to Mount Vesuvius

Mount Vesuvius is the volcano that buried the city of Pompeii. It can be easily visited as a day trip from Pompeii, Sorrento or Naples. This virtual tour shows you how to visit and what you will see.

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