"Planning your visit to the Ancient City Pompeii gets easier with these practical tips on how to dress, entrance fees, opening times and where to find what!"
As you enter the area of the ancient city Pompeii excavation site, you will be able to get your tickets, maps, info booklets and audio guides here.
However, you can always plan what to see in Pompeii ahead, that's why we have prepared a map of ancient Pompeii for you!
Pompeii entrance fee: €11 per adult
Free of charge: EU citizens under 18 and over 65 years old.
Reductions: EU citizens under 26.
Info booklets and Pompeii map: free of charge
Audio guides: €6.50 or two for €10
When you visit the ancient city Pompeii keep in mind the old Roman cobblestone roads can be very exhausting to walk on. So do wear solid, flat and closed footwear.
If you are disabled, this will not be the site to use a scooter or a manual wheelchair, the roads are just too uneven. You would have to literally lift the wheelchair over the obstacles: large cracks, drainage gutters, curbs, stepping stones...not to mention getting it into house ruins!
Not even strollers would be easier to use and most people will have them folded to be able to walk around.
If you are taking kids with you to Pompeii, make sure you keep and eye on them as they might get hurt standing at the edge of the digs or climbing the walls.
Some parts of Pompeii and Pompeii homes have restricted access and that should be respected.
April to October: open daily from 8:30am - 7:30pm
November to March: open daily from 8:30am - 5:00pm
Closed: 1st January, 1st May, 25th December
To find out more up to date info on the opening times and entrance fees to the ancient city of Pompeii, visit their official website here.
If you are to visit Pompeii ruins independently, try to get there early in the morning before the tour buses arrive.
The site doesn't really have it's own official tour guides so you will find many of them hovering around the entrance offering their services, some of them just claiming to be guides.
The official guides authorised by the Regione Campania have to show their licences upon request.
If you need a guide when visiting Pompeii, you better book one through a reputable business online.
When you purchase your tickets at the entrance, you will be getting a little info booklet on the top Pompeii attractions and a free map, too.
Keep in mind you will be spending at least 2 hours inside the ancient city of Pompeii excavation site, that's the minimum you need to experience the site and get an idea of what it's all about.
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