Fresco from the Villa of the Mysteries of Pompeii

The access to Pompeii Archaeological Park will be allowed only upon presentation of their Green Pass for Covid 19 or negative test (within the last 48 hours). From 10/01/2022 to enter the sites of Archaeological Park of Pompeii it will be necessary to show the super green pass and wear the surgical mask.

On Saturdays and Sundays, it will be possible to book admission exclusively via online to be made the day before the visit.

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Open every day throughout the winter period (from 1st November to 31st March).

Closed on: 25th December, 1st May, 1st January (Unless otherwise communicated).

Entrance to the site will be possible from Monday to Sunday during the standard winter opening times (Pompeii 9:00 - 17:00 with last entrances permitted at 15:30).

On Saturdays and Sundays, it will be possible to book admission exclusively via online to be made the day before the visit.

It will be possible to enter and exit the archaeological area of Pompeii through the Porta Marina, Piazza Anfiteatro and Piazza Esedra gates.

It will be possible to walk inside the Amphitheatre and access the Large Palaestra and the exhibition ‘Venustas: Grace and Beauty at Pompeii’. It will also be possible to visit the Praedia of Julia Felix and follow Via dell’Abbondanza, accessing the main domus, but also to explore the Porta Nocera necropolis and the Garden of the Fugitives, before arriving in the Theatre Quarter and the Triangular Forum. From Via dell’Abbondanza, it will furthermore be possible to reach the Forum with all of its public and religious buildings, as well as to visit the external areas of the Stabian Baths or to follow Via Stabiana as far as Via del Vesuvio, where one can admire the House of Leda and the Swan. The Piazza Esedra entrance is recommended for those who wish to immediately access the Antiquarium of Pompeii, which was recently inaugurated with its new layout.

The entrance ticket to the site can be purchased online, or at the ticket offices.

On Saturdays and Sundays the ticket can only be purchased online, and must be purchased the day before the visit.

From Monday to Fridays it is possible to purchase tickets at the site even on the day of the visit, subject to availability.

Ticket price:

Pompeii: Full ticket € 16.00 - reduced rate € 2.00 - Free tickets and reductions as per regulations

Upon arrival, visitors will be subjected to temperature checks by means of a thermal scanner, and will be required to wear a mask in both indoor and outdoor areas, regardless of social distancing. All information relating to the safety measures for containing the SARS-COV-2 contagion, and to the visiting arrangements, will be provided to visitors via monitors situated at the entrances, and via signs.

Visits will proceed in full compliance with the distancing measures detailed by the Scientific Technical Committee, and following the directions indicated by signs which have been specially installed in the Park. Hand sanitiser gel dispensers will be present at the entrance and at the toilets for visitor use.

From Piazza Anfiteatro it is also possible to use the wheelchair-accessible ‘Pompeii for All’ route, with the options at the end of the visit to leave via Piazza Anfiteatro or via Piazza Esedra, using the lift in the Antiquarium.

At the Piazza Anfiteatro entrance it will be possible to request a guided tour at a specified time between 9:00 and 13:00.

Groups will be able to access the site according to the following limits:

· Groups of independent visitors, up to a maximum of 5 people

· Groups accompanied by guides, up to a maximum of 10 people (for groups with disposable ‘whisper’ earphones, the maximum limit is 25 people).

Information Phone:
Switchboard: +39 0818575111 Infopoint: +39 0818575347

Reduced ticket price 2 EURO for EU citizens aged between 18 and 24 (under 25). The same concessions apply to nationals of non-EU countries where a Reciprocal Admission Agreement is in place.

Free and reduced tickets can only be issued upon presentation of a valid identity document.

Visitors whose status falls into one of the following categories will be granted free admission at the on-site ticket offices, upon presentation of a relevant document:
– non-EU citizens under the age of 18 (while awaiting regulatory adjustment of rules and international requirements, Bray Minister of Cultural Heritage and Tourism, , has instructed all ministry offices to immediately implement these provisions, thus granting free admission to state-owned museums also to non-EU minors, Rome 28th May 2013).
– EU citizens with disabilities and either a family member or an accompanying caregiver in possession of evidence of employment for health and social-care assistance services (Ministerial Decree no. 239 of 20th April 2006).
– non-EU nationals, subject to a condition of reciprocity (children under 12 must be accompanied).
– EU tour guides carrying out their professional activities, upon presentation of a valid licence issued by the competent authorities.
– tourist interpreters from the EU, when their assistance is required alongside the guide, upon presentation of a valid licence issued by the competent authorities.
– MiBAC (Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities) personnel.
– members of the ICOM (International Council of Museums).
– groups of students from EU public or private schools with prior booking arrangements, accompanied by their teachers, and within the quota established by the head of the institution.
– students enrolled in higher-level training courses at Ministry Schools (Istituto Centrale per il Restauro, Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Scuola per il Restauro del Mosaico).
-tenured and fixed-term contracted school teachers , upon presentation of an appropriate certificate issued by the school based on the model drawn up by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (Decree No. 111 of 14th April 2016).
– teachers and students enrolled in Italian Fine Arts Academies or equivalent EU institutions, upon presentation of a valid certificate of enrolment for the current academic year.
– professors and students enrolled in bachelor’s, master’s, postgraduate, or doctoral degree courses in the following faculties:
Architecture, Cultural Heritage Conservation, Educational Sciences, as well as Literature and Philosophy with an archaeological or historic-artistic specialisation. The same concessions are available to professors and students from equivalent faculties or courses set up in EU Member States. In order to gain free access, students must provide a valid certificate of enrolment for the current academic year, while professors must provide a relevant document.

– secondary school art history teachers, upon presentation of a relevant document.
– Italian journalists with up-to-date membership fee payments and a valid stamp for the current year, upon presentation of a relevant document testifying their professional status. Foreign journalists, in accordance with Article 28 of the Italian law no. 69 dated 3rd February 1963, are included in the special lists attached to the register of journalists referred to in the preceding articles 26 and 27. These concessions are valid until 7th September 2022.
– EU citizens with disabilities and the person accompanying them (a family member or other carer, provided that the latter provides proof of working for welfare and health-care services).
Free admission is also granted for the purpose of study or research certified by MIBAC bodies, schools, universities, academies, or research and culture institutes in Italy and abroad. The Heads of the Institutes will be granted free entrance to the exhibition sites within their sphere of competence for fixed periods of time on proof of specific requirements.

Free admission is granted to holders of the annually-issued Picture ID card for architectural, historic, artistic and ethno-anthropological heritage for the purpose of research and study on proof of specific requirements. The Director General can issue the ID cards to the following parties:
– operators of voluntary associations working in MIBAC (Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities) branch offices bound by specific agreements.
– Conservation specialists and honorary curators of the MIBAC.
– service people of the Carabinieri Command for the Protection of Cultural Heritage.
– members of the I.C.C.R.O.M. (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property);
– Italian and foreign researchers specialising in subjects related to cultural heritage, upon presentation of specific certificates issued by the International Union of Institutes of Archaeology, History and Art History (Unione Internazionale degli Istituti di archeologia, storia e storia dell’arte) in Rome.

Source: Archaeological Park of Pompeii