Top Historical Places in Pompeii

Are you looking to explore the history of Pompeii through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Pompeii including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Pompeii. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Pompeii ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Pompeii, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Pompeii for a great trip!

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

  1. The Amphitheatre

    Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Monument, Theatre

    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 is one of the oldest Roman amphitheatres in the world. It seated 20000 people, not just from Pompeii, but from neighbouring towns too. It earns further massive brownie points for having, what exper...Read more
  2. Garden Of The Fugitives

    Walking Area, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Memorial

    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 escaped the wrath of the mountain. When discovered, all the thirteen had plaster casts made of their remains. It’s the largest concentration of victims in a single spot in Pompeii.
  3. Villa Dei Misteri

    3.9 (1537 Votes)
    Villa Dei Misteri

    Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Architecture , Tomb

    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 reasons. One, though buried like the rest of the city, it was significantly less damaged. It takes it’s name from a series of paintings that depict the initiation of a young woman into a mysterious...Read more
  4. House Of The Faun

    4.7 (617 Votes)
    House Of The Faun

    Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Memorial, Architecture

    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 that has now been transferred to the museum at Naples: the Battle of Alexander, showing the conqueror about to land a decisive blow to his enemy. Classically Roman, the house gets its name from the s...Read more
  5. The Forum Baths

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

    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 field. And of course, there were toilets. Visitors were provided wooden lockers to keep their belongings in before they cleansed off. Hot Tub time machine indeed.
  6. Temple Of Apollo

    4.7 (453 Votes)
    Temple Of Apollo

    Arena, Walking Area, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site

    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 about 48 columns. A long flight of stairs leads up to the inner cella, which is flanked by two statues, one of Apollo and one of Diana. Closeby, you’ll find a sacrificial altar. The architecture...Read more
  7. House Of The Vettii

    4.7 (327 Votes)
    House Of The Vettii

    Art Gallery, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Statue

    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 have once exuded. It’s actually one of the few hoses for which the inhabitant’s identities ar known to us: AulusVettiusRestitutus and to AulusVettiusConviva. It’s famous for the Pr...Read more
  8. House Of The Tragic Poet

    4.6 (310 Votes)
    House Of The Tragic Poet

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

    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 names from the tablinium that depicts the “the tragic poet”; it also depicts a number of scenes from mythology. Right outside the house one of the most famous images of Pompeii – the...Read more
  9. House Of The Ancient Hunt

    Art And Culture, Garden, Walking Area, Ancient Ruin

    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’s gardens and marble floors, and for the geometric motifs that the mosaics seem to be built around.
  10. Lupanare - Excavations

    4.7 (1 Vote)
    Lupanare - Excavations

    Historical Site

    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. There are many sculptures around the site which are reminiscent of the ancient times. The site tour can be accompanied by knowledgeable guides who can help you understand the lifestyle of people ...Read more
  11. Casa Del Fauno


    Casa Del Fauno is a home of Roman times and is one of the most enormous houses in the city with an area of 3,000 square meters. It was built during the 2nd century B.C. The passage to the house is featured with manifold coloured tesserae. It has beautiful mosaics on the floors which are well preserved. One can find plenty of frescoes and ancient walls in its grandeur. Casa Del Fauno has a statu...Read more
  12. Villa Dei Misteri

    4.7 (3 Votes)
    Villa Dei Misteri

    Historical Site, Heritage Building

    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 was discovered quite recently. The excavation for the restoration of the place started in 1909 and now it has become the popular tourist spot of Pompei. If the historic facts didn’t astound...Read more
  13. Basilica - Excavations

    4.8 (6 Votes)
    Basilica - Excavations

    Landmark, Historical Site

    The Metropolitan City of Naples is historically significant, and when you are here for a historic tour, it is must to visit Basilica - Excavations. As you reach Pompeii, you will find the remains of a magnificent Basilica that was built in the 2nd century BC. The location of this basilica was rediscovered in the 1600s. The excavation lasted for almost 100 years and today, we could see the remai...Read more