Pompeii, the ancient city, buried by a catastrophic volcanic eruption, offers a fascinating glimpse into life in ancient Rome. Book Pompeii tours to experience this incredible place firsthand, and step back in time to the moment when Mount Vesuvius brought life in Pompeii to a standstill.
You can visit Pompeii from several nearby cities. Tours commonly depart from Sorrento, which is about 20 minutes from Pompeii, or from Naples, which is about 35 minutes away by train. These two cities are connected by the Circumvesuviana train, a regional network of trail lines that include stops at Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius.
Like much of Italy, summer is the busy tourist season at Pompeii. During this season, lines can be long, and the weather is often sweltering, so it is recommended that you visit during spring or fall when the weather is moderate, and the crowds are somewhat smaller. If you want to have Pompeii all to yourself, visit during the winter off-season between November and March.