Make a day trip from Rome to explore the ancient city of Pompeii.
Are you curious to know how Roman’s once lived and want to see an ancient city? Then yes, it’s worth the day trip to Pompeii from Rome! Pompeii was once a thriving city, then in 79 A.D. the nearby volcano, Mount Vesuvius erupted. The city was then covered in ash and volcanic rocks for years until the rediscovery in 1748. Today Pompeii is one of the largest archaeological sites in the world.
How long does it take to get to Pompeii from Rome?
The recommended way to get from Rome to Pompeii is either on a train or to drive. You will need to buy train tickets and get on two trains, and it will take about an hour and 40 minutes. If you have a car, it will take two and a half hours. You can also book a tour and get the addition of having a tour guide too!
Do I need tickets for Pompeii?
Yes, to get into Pompeii you will need to buy a ticket. You can pre-buy your ticket online or buy them at the ticket booth on site. We recommend buying your tickets online or even buying skip-the-line tickets. Both tickets will guarantee your entry and skip-the-line tickets allow you to avoid lengthy queues.
Is it worth booking a tour?
Booking a tour is absolutely worth it! You’ll have a tour guide showing you around Pompeii and telling stories of how the residents lived and what the building remains are.
This tour starts off by giving you a scenic tour of Naples and you’ll drive by Mount Vesuvius before exploring Pompeii. The tour includes transport to and from Pompeii and skip-the-line tickets to Pompeii.
What should I see at Pompeii?
There is so much to see when walking around the ancient city of Pompeii. You can spend a few hours or an entire day just walking along the stone paths and looking at all the ancient homes and buildings. If you don’t have a lot of time, here are some of the main attractions to see at Pompeii.
House of the Faun
This house was where once a wealthy family lived. The house is one of the bigger ones in Pompeii and it has a beautiful green garden.
Spot the frescoes
A lot of the buildings and houses on the outside and inside you’ll see some colour frescoes. It’s incredible how the colours and paints haven’t much faded over the years.
The Forum was where residents would come together for public events like religion and politics. You’ll find the ruins of incredible buildings surrounding the Forum like the Basilica.
Get up and close to Mount Vesuvius
If you manage to find some time, we suggest climbing Mount Vesuvius which can take about 30 minutes. It’s still an active volcano that hasn’t erupted since 1944! Don’t worry, there are volcanologists who keep a close watch on Mount Vesuvius to warn people when it’ll erupt.
Taking a day trip from Rome to Pompeii is worth your time. It’s not often you can roam the streets of an ancient city frozen in time from 79 A.D. and discover how the residents once lived.