Information about the ruins of Pompeii


Image Famous at the global level, the ruins of Pompeii is the only archaeological site in the world, along with that of Herculaneum, capable of returning visitors a Roman town, whose life has remained firm to a distant morning in 79 AD, an era from which the Vesuvius decided to cancel by earth orbit.

The town owes its exceptional state of preservation the way in which it was buried. Tonnes of ash, pumice have covered under a layer of over 6 meters preserve it the same time, by most offenses of time. The same pyroclastic materials, united around invested bodies, have kept the mark, allowing archaeologists to refound in attitudes as a result of short but atrocious fears.

The old Roman site who visit today is actually "son" of another, oldest, founded in early sixth century BC by Osci. The Italian city has left many traces of itself. Indeed, it initially inhabited only in the area where is now the forum, extended after taking the plant to rectangular blocks (insulae) still visible. Many buildings currently visited were made during the second century BC before Pompeii, following the war that the social opposed to Rome, was conquered by L. Cornelius became a Roman colony Silla (80 BC). Over the years the colony there were some important achievements such as the Baths of the Forum and the Amphitheatre. The current was achieved in the first imperial age, an era which date from the Palestra Grande and public buildings on the east side of the Forum. The latter, surrounded by a portico Image and dominated from the temple of Jupiter, is the heart of the city, its political, administrative and commercial matters. At the Forum opposed the district theaters, beating heart of cultural activities and religious pompeiane, made in the second century BC The activities "games" were placed in large part on the far outskirts where you can visit the Amphitheatre and the Palestra Grande. Of great interest the public baths: those of "Forum" and "Stabiane" visited only in the male section and characterized by alternating of environments temperature gradually increasing (frigidarium, tepidarium and calidarium).

Porta Marina Superiore
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Piazza Anfiteatro
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Viale delle Ginestre (Piazza Esedra)
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from November 1 to March 31
daily from 8.30 am to 17.00 (last admission 15.30)

from April 1 to October 31
daily from 8.30 am to 19.30 (last admission 18.00)

Closed 1th January,1th May and 25th December

Rates of entry

Archaeological excavations of Pompeii
Full € 11.00
Reduced € 5.50 (*)

Archaeological excavations at Herculaneum
Intact: € 11.00
Reduced: € 5.50 (*)

With access to sites 5
global ticket (Pompeii, Herculaneum and Oplontis, Stabia, Antiquarium of Boscoreale - validity 3 days)
Intact: € 20.00
Reduced: € 10.00 (*)

global ticket (Oplontis, Stabia and Antiquarium of Boscoreale)
Intact: € 5.50
Reduced: € 2.75 (*)

Free for EU citizens under 18 years or greater than 65 years
(*) Reduced: for EU citizens aged between 18 and 25 years of age and for school teachers of the European Union.The free tickets and reduced may be issued only upon presentation of a valid identity document.
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