Pompeii Tourism

The Oscans founded it, the Romans conquered it and Mount Vesuvius annihilated it. Altogether, Pompeii enjoyed less than 800 years of history, and had it not been for Mt. Vesuvius completely losing it’s molten geological marbles, the city might have been one of the oldest and most culturally rich places in the region.

Vesuvius’s eruption hit the town so hard and quick, that many people were struck down here they stood. The pyroclastic flows and ash buried them in seconds and the hardened around their corpses. Death throes have rarely ever been preserved as well as they have here. As the corpses crumbled to dust, the hollows they left behind in the stone preserved their final shapes. When archaeologists finally came around, they had the genius idea of using the hollows to make molds of the people.

Pompeii today has been painstakingly restored, if not to its former glory, then at least to the point where its former charm and glory can be properly evocated.Despite how much reading material a Pompeii travel guide can offer you, none of the tourist attractions in Pompeii will take you more than 15 minutes to cover.

The best way to go about touring Pompeii is to get the guidebook published by Electa Napoli from the bookshop next to the ticket shop. This book will have its own mapthat carefully details your many stops – any other mode of Pompeii tourism is going to fall flat on its face.

Understand that while we’ve listed Pompeii as a city for the area it covers and it’s layout, it really is a single attraction, sort of an open air archaeological museum that you’ll need several hours to see completely.

Pompeii Tickets are as follows:

  • EUR 11 for an Adult
  • EUR 5.50 for a EU citizen
  • Under 18 or over 65 EU citizens get in for free

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Pompeii

  • Know the pollution level of Pompeii before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 77.88 (High)
    • Water Pollution 63.75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 53.75 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 83.75 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 55.68 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 80.88 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 70.83 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 77.63 (High)
  • How safe is Pompeii for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Pompeii.

    • Burglary and Theft 47.82 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 60.5 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 61.14 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75.51 (High)
    • Car Stealing 58.66 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 62.75 (High)
    • Attacks 48.54 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 61.65 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 58.5 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 31.55 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 48.04 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 27.97 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 65.78 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Pompeii is 95.33 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 42.33 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 95.76 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 84.26 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 56.14 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 61.84 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 48.53 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 13.01 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 65.68 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Pompeii

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.99 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 22.84 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 76.19 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 61.67 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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