Grab this combo ticket that includes access to Pompeii and Herculaneum. Save money as you learn about history and archaeology at these UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy.
- Appreciate the beauty of the archaeological sites that once were Pompeii and Herculaneum, grand cities in Italy’s Campania region.
- The preserved UNESCO World Heritage Site features excavated ruins of streets and houses that visitors can freely explore.
- Discover stunning frescoes in gorgeous villas and communal spaces. Understand the civilization, architecture, and society of these cities.
- Learn of the town’s heartbreaking history as you see remains that are almost perfectly preserved by volcanic ash.
- This ticket includes skip-the-line access to Herculaneum allowing you to bypass the long tourist lines.
- Entrance tickets to Pompeii
- Skip-the-line entrance to Herculaneum
You can cancel these tickets up to 9 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
See How Mother Earth Shapes History
Mt. Vesuvius forms an imposing backdrop as a reminder that both towns were buried under meters of ash and pumice after its tragic eruption in 79 A.D. There were two main stages in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. In the first phase, an enormous column of volcanic ash, gas, and rock shot high into the air and then began to cascade down the sky. It is theorized that because the wind was blowing in the south-eastern direction, this rain of pumice rocks fell over the town of Pompeii, injuring citizens and trapping them in collapsing buildings. Herculaneum survived this phase, potentially allowing many residents to escape before the more destructive second stage of eruption.
The second stage consisted of pyroclastic flows, fast-flowing rivers of gas and ash that cascade down the side of the volcano with intense speed and ferocity. These flows buried Pompeii under 4-6m of ash and covered Herculaneum in roughly 25m of ash. Despite this, archaeologists have excavated and preserved several everyday objects that will give you a glimpse into the life of ancient Romans; from amphitheaters, public baths, and other sites.
Villa of the Mysteries has stunning frescoes with a complex diversity of back stories! The space was essentially a grand farmhouse with its own grape press. In 1909, a fresco that stretches over 17 metres long was discovered in one of its rooms. House of the Faun is named after the small statue in front of it. In the atrium, there is a mosaic to be found containing the word ‘welcome’. Another famous mosaic was also in this house - depicting the fight between Alexander the Great and Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Issus in 333BC. Many of the sculptures found in the house are now stored at the National Archaeological Museum for preservation.
Villa of Papyri with 1800 cylinders filled with papyrus that had been coiled up for centuries. Most writings discovered here were found to be of 1st century philosopher Philodemus. The House of Neptune and Amphitrite is a small, but richly decorated home in Herculaneum, featuring a mosaic that represents the sea-god Neptune and his wife. It is unique because it connects to an adjoining shop - one of the best preserved in all of Herculaneum and Pompeii. So far we know the shop sold wine, and jars of chickpeas and beans.
know before you go
know before you go
1 Nov to 31 Mar
Daily: 9am to 5pm (last admission at 3:30pm)
Closed: 25 Dec, 1 Jan
1 Apr to 31 Oct
Daily: 9am to 7pm (last admission at 5:30pm)
Closed: 1 May
- Thurs to Tues: 10:30am to 7:30pm
- Closed on Wednesday
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Redemption Point For Hercolaneum
- Redeem your ticket at Corso Resina.
- Address: 187, 80056 Ercolano NA.
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