Top Historical Monuments and Landmarks in Pompeii

Pompeii is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Pompeii one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Pompeii is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Pompeii or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Pompeii. Explore the historical monuments of Pompeii with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Pompeii guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Pompeii page for the complete list of attractions and activities.

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Let's witness the history of Pompeii with these top historical monuments and landmarks:

  1. The Amphitheatre

    #1 of 11 Historical Places in Pompeii
    The Amphitheatre

    Tags: Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Monument, Theatre

    Address: Ancient Pompeii, Pompeii, Province of Naples, Campania, Italy

    Timings: 08:30 am - 07:30 pm Details

    How special can an amphitheatre be? Let’s leave aside the whole bit where it was preserved through two millennia under the ashes of one of history’s most important volcanic eruption. This ...Read more

  2. Garden Of The Fugitives

    #2 of 11 Historical Places in Pompeii
    Garden Of The Fugitives

    Tags: Walking Area, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Memorial

    Address: Ancient Pompeii, Pompeii, Province of Naples, Campania, Italy

    Timings: 08:30 am - 07:30 pm Details

    This is one of the most moving of Pompeii’s sites. The garden is suspected to have been a summer dining area. At the time of the eruption, there were thirteen people here, and none of them escap...Read more

  3. Villa Dei Misteri

    #3 of 11 Historical Places in Pompeii
    Villa Dei Misteri

    Tags: Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Architecture , Tomb

    Address: Ancient Pompeii, Pompeii, Province of Naples, Campania, Italy

    Timings: 08:30 am - 07:30 pm Details

    400 metres north of Pompeii, just on the outskirts, is a suburban villa that was owned by God-knows-who. That’s the case for most houses in Pompeii, but the villa does stand out for a few reason...Read more

  4. House Of The Faun

    #4 of 11 Historical Places in Pompeii
    House Of The Faun

    Tags: Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Memorial, Architecture

    Address: Ancient Pompeii, Pompeii, Province of Naples, Campania, Italy

    Timings: 08:30 am - 07:30 pm Details

    This elegant dwelling belonged to the nephew of Sulla (a man of considerable political cloud in the city). With a primary Tuscan atrium and a secondary Hellenistic one, it once also housed a mosaic th...Read more

  5. The Forum Baths

    #5 of 11 Historical Places in Pompeii
    The Forum Baths

    Tags: Art And Culture, Walking Area, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site

    Address: Ancient Pompeii, Pompeii, Province of Naples, Campania, Italy

    Timings: 08:30 am - 07:30 pm Details

    Though they were the smallest of the baths in Pompeii, they are also the most impressive. The establishment was divided into four parts: the cold baths, the tepid baths, the hot baths and the exercise...Read more

  6. Temple Of Apollo

    #6 of 11 Historical Places in Pompeii
    Temple Of Apollo

    Tags: Arena, Walking Area, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site

    Address: Ancient Pompeii, Pompeii, Province of Naples, Campania, Italy

    Timings: 08:30 am - 07:30 pm Details

    This is probably THE most famous leftover (archaeologically at least) of Pompeii. It was built about six centuries before it was destroyed. It’s rectangular structure has been decorated with abo...Read more

  7. House Of The Vettii

    #7 of 11 Historical Places in Pompeii
    House Of The Vettii

    Tags: Art Gallery, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Statue

    Address: Ancient Pompeii, Pompeii, Province of Naples, Campania, Italy

    Timings: 08:30 am - 07:30 pm Details

    This house provides one of the best records of how the upper class in Pompeii lived. A rich fusion of architecture, nature, painting and sculpture, the house is highly evocative of the charm it must h...Read more

  8. House Of The Ancient Hunt

    #8 of 11 Historical Places in Pompeii
    House Of The Ancient Hunt

    Tags: Art And Culture, Garden, Walking Area, Ancient Ruin

    Address: Ancient Pompeii, Pompeii, Province of Naples, Campania, Italy

    Timings: 08:30 am - 07:30 pm Details

    The house, which is intricately covered in mosaics, also takes its name from them, one of which depicts a hunting scene of a wild board being hunted by a pack of dogs. It’s also famous for it&rs...Read more

  9. House Of The Tragic Poet

    #9 of 11 Historical Places in Pompeii
    House Of The Tragic Poet

    Tags: Art And Culture, Walking Area, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site

    Address: Ancient Pompeii, Pompeii, Province of Naples, Campania, Italy

    Timings: 08:30 am - 07:30 pm Details

    Finely decorated and luxurious, this was clearly the house of someone well to do. There are workshops next to the house that suggest that the person living here was a merchant. The house takes its nam...Read more

  10. Lupanare - Excavations

    #10 of 11 Historical Places in Pompeii
    Lupanare - Excavations

    Tags: Historical Site

    Address: Via Villa dei Misteri, 2, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy

    Lupanare was a famous brothel in the ancient roman, ruined city of Pompeii. One can still see the frescoes that portray the history of the site. The excavations show the ancient mosaic of the building...Read more

  11. Villa Dei Misteri

    #11 of 11 Historical Places in Pompeii
    Villa Dei Misteri

    Tags: Historical Site, Heritage Building

    Address: Via Villa dei Misteri, 2, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy

    A world heritage site that defies nature is what the Villa Dei Misteri is. The place has a remarkable history, according to which it was buried under the magma when Mt. Vesuvious erupted in 79 AD, and...Read more

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