The archaeological excavations of Pompeii have yielded the remains of the ancient city of Pompeii, near the hill of Civita, buried under a blanket of ash and lava during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, along with Herculaneum, Stabiae and Oplonti.
Once you arrive at the stop “Pompei Scavi – Villa dei Misteri”, visitors can take a walk to the ticket office, and then dive into the past along the ancient streets of Pompeii, visit the theater, the amphitheater, the baths, the houses of which were Roman patricians before the tremendous eruption in 79 AD and the magnificent frescoes which decorate them.
The excavations began during the reign of Charles III di Borbone, one of the best examples of Roman life, as well as the best-preserved cities of that era; Most of the finds recovered ( in addition to simple furnishings every day even frescoes, mosaics and statues), are now kept in the National Archaeological Museum in Naples and in small quantities in the Antiquarium of Pompeii.
The considerable quantity of finds was invaluable to understand the uses, customs, eating habits, and the art of life of more than two millennia ago. The site of Pompeii, in the first decade of the new millennium, was constantly visited by over two million people a year, is the second Italian archaeological site for the number of visitors (preceded only by the museum system that includes the Colosseum, Foro Romano, and Palatino).
In 1997, in order to preserve the integrity and stress its importance, the ruins, now managed by the Special Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of Naples and Pompeii, as well as those of Herculaneum and Oplontis, have become part of the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site for the humanity.
Book your ticket directly from the Pompeii official website