Access to Ruins
Porta Marina Superiore
Viale delle Ginestre (Piazza Esedra)
from November 1 to March 31
daily from 8.30 am to 17.00 (last admission 15.30)
April 1 to October 31
daily from 8.30 am to 19.30 (last admission 18.00)
Closed 1th January,1th May and 25th December
Rates of entry
Archaeological excavations at Herculaneum
With access to sites 5
global ticket (Oplontis, Stabia and Antiquarium of Boscoreale)
Free: for EU citizens under 18 years or greater than 65 years
(*) Reduced: for EU citizens aged between 18 and 25 years of age and for school teachers of the European Union.
The free tickets and reduced may be issued only upon presentation of a valid identity document.
Soprintendenza Archeologica di Pompei
Tel. +39 081 8575111 - Fax +39 081 8613183
Famous at the global level, the excavations of Pompeii is the only archaeological site in the world, along with that of Herculaneum, capable of returning visitors a Roman town, whose life has remained firm to a distant morning in 79 AD, an era from which the Vesuvius decided to cancel by earth orbit.
The old Roman who visit today is actually "son" of another, oldest, founded in early sixth century BC by Osci. The Italian city has left many traces of itself. Indeed, it initially inhabited only in the area where is now the forum, extended after taking the plant to rectangular blocks (insulae) still visible. Many buildings currently visited were made during the second century BC before Pompeii, following the war that the social opposed to Rome, was conquered by L. Cornelius became a Roman colony Silla (80 BC). Over the years the colony there were some important achievements such as the Baths of the Forum and the Amphitheatre. The current was achieved in the first imperial age, an era which date from the Palestra Grande and public buildings on the east side of the Forum. The latter, surrounded by a portico and dominated from the temple of Jupiter, is the heart of the city, its political, administrative and commercial matters. At the Forum opposed the district theaters, beating heart of cultural activities and religious pompeiane, made in the second century BC The activities "games" were placed in large part on the far outskirts where you can visit the Amphitheatre and the Palestra Grande. Of great interest the public baths: those of "Forum" and "Stabiane" visited only in the male section and characterized by alternating of environments temperature gradually increasing (frigidarium, tepidarium and calidarium).
Other services offered to visitors:
the information office of Porta Marina, which distributes a free map of the excavations and provides information on tourist-cultural itineraries, is open every day with the following schedule:
Also at Porta Marina is possible to visit a well-bookshoop (tel. +39 081 8615887 - fax 081 8626997) also open all day with the following schedule:
A useful service cloakroom is active at the entrances where you can also leave luggage.
Inside the excavations there is a refreshment point equipped with bar and self-service.
For schools visiting the reservation is mandatory.