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8 May 2019 free entry Pompeii

8 May 2019 free entry Pompeii, book your holiday now!

8 May 2019 free entry Pompeii, book your holiday now!!

8 May 2019 free entry Pompeii and other Vesuvian sites, book your room now!

Also the Archaeological Park of Pompeii adheres to the initiative, promoted by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities, #IoVadoAlMuseo which provides 20 days of free admission in the solar year in all places of the culture of Mibac.

In addition to the first Sundays of the months from October to March, each institute offers another 8 free days, identified on the basis of the characteristics of its territory and celebrate some recurrences related to the history of the place.

8 May 2019 free entry Pompeii

For Pompeii, the 8 free days will be:
March 30th (Start date of the official excavations at Pompeii in 1748)
-April 25th (Anniversary of the Liberation of Italy)
May 8th (Patronal Feast of Pompeii)
June 8th (Archaeologist’s birthday Giuseppe Fiorelli)
October 24 (Vesuvius eruption date of 79 AD),
December 24 (Christmas Eve)
December 26 (Feast of St. Stephen)
December 31 (New Year’s Eve)
The above dates are valid for 2019.
Free entry to Pompeii in 2019

Stay in bed and breakfast The Faun and visit first of all the Ruins of Pompeii and also Herculaneum , book a weekend for 2 nights close to the Archaeological City with our special offers including free parking, fast WIFI, the rich breakfast local products (including gluten-free).

For your holidays in Pompeii, we also have spacious apartments furnished with 2 bedrooms, kitchen, living room to accommodate 2 to 7 persons. Click here for info about the apartments of the Pompeii Short Lets.

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Offers beb pompei September 2018

Offers beb pompei September 2018, rooms with pool!

Offers beb pompei September 2018, rooms with pool!

Offers beb pompei September 2018, rooms with swimming pool near the excavations! Book a stay in bed and breakfast with infinity pool and whirlpool, only 1 km from the archaeological site.

Offers beb pompei September 2018, rooms with swimming pool near the excavations and a few km from the sea! Book a stay in bed and breakfast with infinity pool and whirlpool, only 1 km from the archaeological site.

Offers beb pompei September 2018

Valid from 01/09/2018 to 30/09/2018

Our offer includes:

  • Welcome drink
  • Private bathroom in every room
  • Fast internet connection with FIBER
  • Outdoor infinity pool with cervical waterfall and whirlpool
  • SPA with sauna and emotional shower
  • Air conditioning
  • Free Parking
  • Guide and maps to Pompeii ruins
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Pompeii double room

Double room

Double Room

This room, recently renovated, can accommodate up to 2 people (has a double bed). It has a private bathroom with a 140 cm large shower, a hairdryer, and a towel set. In the room: air conditioning, heating, minibar, LED TV with streaming channels, fiber Wifi.

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60 €   – 2 people

The offer is valid for a minimum stay of 2 nights. The prices refer to the daily cost of the room, and include all the services of the B & B: swimming pool, parking, wifi. Breakfast can be added to your room for a supplement of 10 euros per day.

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Pompeii quadruple room

Double bed

Standard Triple Room

This recently refurbished room can accommodate up to 3 people (it has a double bed + a single bed). It has a private bathroom with a 140 cm large shower, a hairdryer, and a towel set. In the room: air conditioning, heating, minibar, LED TV with streaming channels, fiber Wifi.

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75 €   – 3 people 

The offer is valid for a minimum stay of 2 nights. The prices refer to the daily cost of the room, and include all the services of the B & B: swimming pool, parking, wifi. You can add breakfast in your room for a supplement of 5 euros per person per day.

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Double bed

Apartment with Terrace

This apartment can accommodate up to 6 people (has a double bed + 2 single beds + a bunk bed). It has a private bathroom with box-shower, hairdryer, towel set. In the room: equipped kitchenette, washing machine, air conditioning, heating, minibar, LED TV with streaming channels, fiber Wifi. Exclusive terrace overlooking Vesuvius.

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100 €   – 4 persone 

The offer is valid for a minimum stay of 2 nights. The prices refer to the daily cost of the room up to 4 people (for each additional person there is a surcharge of 20 euros per night) and include all the services of the B & B: swimming pool, parking, wifi. You can add breakfast in your room for a supplement of 5 euros per person per day.

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Jacuzzi

Suite with 2 bedrooms and Jacuzzi

This suite, recently renovated, can accommodate up to 6 people (has a double bed + 2 bunk beds). It has a private bathroom with box-shower, hairdryer, towel set. In the room: equipped kitchenette, washing machine, air conditioning, heating, minibar, LED TV with streaming channels, fiber Wifi. Pool view.

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120 €   – 4 people 

The offer is valid for a minimum stay of 2 nights. The prices refer to the daily cost of the room up to 4 people (for each additional person there is a surcharge of 20 euros per night) and include all the services of the B & B: swimming pool, parking, wifi. You can add breakfast in your room for a supplement of 5 euros per person per day.

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Pompeii Suite with private SPA

Pompeii Suite with private SPA , sauna and jacuzzi!

Pompeii Suite with private SPA, sauna and jacuzzi!

Pompeii Suite with SPA, sauna and jacuzzi!

Pompeii Suite with SPA for exclusive use (with one double bed) and can accommodate 2 people (the beds are very comfortable with memory foam mattresses and pillows, high quality. I feel like sleeping in the clouds), with private bathroom.

This suite has a SPA with Sauna, a large jacuzzi with 21 water and air massage jets, a floor shower with hydromassage jets and waterfall

Room Size: 22 m²
Bed Size(s): 1 double bed

Services in this suite:

  • Jacuzzi with 21 water and air massage jets
  • Shower with hydromassage jets and waterfall
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Smart Tv-led 32″ with Netflix
  • Refrigerator freezer 49 lt.
  • Electronic safe
  • Kettle with tea and coffee machine
  • Brochures and tourist information
  • Private entrance
  • Desk, Ironing facilities
  • Mobile charger
  • Starry sky with fiber
  • WIFI Internet connection
  • Sauna
Pompeii Suite with private SPA

Pompeii Suite with private SPA

Pompeii Suite with SPA

Suite with jacuzzi and Sauna

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Pompeii apartment with terrace and Vesuvius view

Pompeii apartment with terrace and Vesuvius view!

Pompeii apartment with terrace and Vesuvius view! Your family holiday with pool, wifi, parking.

Pompeii apartment with terrace and Vesuvius view! 

This apartment of 50 sqm has 2 separate rooms: one bedroom with with one (1) large double bed + one bunk bed; one bedroom with 3 single beds and can accommodate up to a maximum of 7 persons (the beds are very comfortable with memory foam mattresses and pillows, high quality), with private bathroom for the exclusive use (shower, hairdryer, free toiletries, toilet, bidet, washing machine).

This apartment has a kitchenette for exclusive use (sink, 4 burner hob, utensils and crockery, microwave).

Pompeii apartment with terrace and Vesuvius view

Terrace with solarium overlooking Mount Vesuvius

This apartment is situated on the terrace (2nd floor) and has exclusive use of a terrace of 80 m2 with view on Mt. Vesuvius, equipped with chairs, tables and chaise longue.

Room Size: 50 m²
Bedroom 1: 1 queen bed + 1 bunk bed
Bedroom 2: 3 twin beds

Services in this room:

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tv-led 40″ with DVD
  • Streaming channels (Netflix, primevideo)
  • Refrigerator freezer 130 lt.
  • Electronic safe for laptop
  • Kitchenette
  • WIFI Internet connection
  • Kettle with tea and coffee
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Brochures and tourist information
  • Private entrance
  • Desk, Ironing facilities
  • Washing machine
  • Mobile charger
  • Vesuvius / Pool view
Pompeii apartment with terrace

Bedroom 1 : One double bed + a bunk bed

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Pompeii double room

Pompeii double room with garden view, wifi and parking!

Pompeii double room with garden view, wifi and parking!

Pompeii Double Room 

The Double Room has a double bed and can accommodate up to 2 people (the beds are very comfortable with memory foam mattresses and pillows, high quality. I feel like sleeping in the clouds), with private bathroom for the exclusive use (large shower 140 cm, hairdryer, free toiletries, toilet).

Room Size: 14 m²
Bed Size(s): 1 double bed

Services in this room:

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tv-led 32″ with streaming channels (Netflix, primevideo)
  • Refrigerator freezer 49 lt.
  • Electronic safe
  • WIFI Internet connection
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Kettle with tea selection and coffee
  • Brochures and tourist information
  • Private entrance
  • Desk, Ironing facilities
  • Mobile charger qi
  • Equipped balcony
  • Garden/ Vesuvius view
Pompeii double room

Double room

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Pompeii free entry 5th March 2017

Pompeii free entry 5th March 2017, see which sites and museum you visit!

Pompeii free entry 5th March 2017 for a #Domenicaalmuseo, including Herculaneum, the Royal Palace of Caserta, the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, the archaeological site of Paestum.

Pompeii free entry 5th March 2017 Sunday FREE MUSEUMS AND IN Archaeological Sites State
#DomenicalMuseo, Where All Day Museums and Archaeological Areas State will be free to visitors, in application of the standard of Franceschini decree, the Applicable from 1 July 2014, which states that every first Sunday of the month does not Paghera the ticket to visit monuments, museums, galleries, archaeological digs, parks and gardens classified as national monuments.

Even the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum participate in the free day!

Pompeii free entry 5th March 2017

Stay in bed and breakfast The Faun, a few minutes the Ruins of Pompeii, Herculaneum and book a weekend for 2 nights close to the Archaeological City with our special offers including free parking, fast WIFI, the rich breakfast local products (including gluten-free).

Scavi Pompei gratis 1 Gennaio 2017

 The Visiting hours to the excavations of Pompeii is from 8:30 to 17:00 (last admission 15:30). Click here to discover all the museums and State archaeological sites open free in Campania.

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Pompeii free entry 5th March 2017, 1 night minimum. Book now one of our charming rooms of different types: Double, Triple, Family, Apartments !

The offer includes:

  • Breakfast (including glutenfree) in the room.
  • Private bathroom in every room
  • Internet Access with FIBER
  • Gazebo with sitting area
  • Heating
  • Secure parking
  • Transfer Free B & B> Circumvesuviana
  • Welcome drink

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Herculaneum and Pompeii, ruins open at Christmas and New Year

The sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis, Stabiae and Boscoreale also be visited December 25 and January 1.

The initiative will allow many tourists who chose the Campania for the festive season to admire the remains of the Roman city buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.In addition, Saturday 28 December, the entry will be free in all places of art state.

B&B Pompeii The Fauno is just 1 km from the Pompeii Ruins and near to the other vesuvian sites, you can easily reach by car (5 minutes) or train of Circumvesuviana ( 500 mt . from the B&B) .

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Special Openings

 

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The ancients ruins did not go on vacation: stay open on Christmas and New Year. In making the announcement the Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of Naples and Pompeii, who joined the national project sponsored by the Ministry of Heritage, Culture and Tourism.

Precisely because of this project, the archaeological sites of Pompeii and HerculaneumOplontis (Villa di Poppea)Stabia (romans villas off  Varano hill) and the Antiquarium of Boscoreale, can be visited exceptionally December 25 and January 1. The initiative will allow, thus, to the many tourists who have chosen to spend the holidays in Campania end of the year to visit the Roman sites buried by the fury of Vesuvius.

In addition, Saturday 28 December, the entry will be free in all places of art state. Including archaeological areas. One special-openings-christmas-pompeii-herculaneummore opportunity to spend some time at the foot of the most famous volcano in the world and appreciate the cultural significance of the remains of the Latin civilization wiped out in a hot summer day in 79 AD.

Special openings Christmas and New Year

Ruins of Pompeii

Visiting hours: from 9.00 to 15.00. Last admission at 13.30 .

Ruins of Herculaneum, Oplontis, Stabiae and Boscoreale Antiquarium

Visiting hours: from 8.30 to 14.30 . Last entry at 13.30 .

Cost of the ticket:

Entrance Pompeii and Herculaneum: 11,00 € (reduced 5.50 for youth community aged between 18 and 24 years old and free for children up to 18 years and for EU citizens over 65 years).

Input Oplontis , Boscoreale and Stabia : € 5.50 € (reduced € 2.75 ) .

Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office of the archaeological sites , or online at www.pompeiisites.org

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Pompeii Rooms

The B&B is composed of three rooms furnished with personality and essential style, healed in all details in order to offer total comfort, reflect the style of classic Neapolitan house with paintings and prints depicting the ancient ruins of Pompeii, special roads and the city of Naples as well as some characters who made the history of comedy as Massimo Troisi and the great Toto.

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All the rooms are provided with in-room private bathrooms,with shower, bidet, set of towels, hairdryer, magnifying mirror, courtesy kit (soap, shampoo, headphones). Change towels daily.

Each room will also find: air conditioning, heating, mini-fridge, LCD TV, safety deposit box, wireless internet connection, soundproof doors, mirrors, linens and towels.

Daily cleaning and linen change, supplied by us. You will find all the necessary services and accessories for a pleasant stay.

Once you reach the b&b you will be given the keys, so that you won’t have any hours obligation.

The rooms of B&B Pompeii The Fauno , are so comfortable that, once you come in, it will be difficult for you to leave.

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The discovery of new Domus with Pompei Bike

B & B The Faun offers to its guests 4 bicycles!!!

At the start of Saturday, May 29 (11:00 am) Pompeii Bike the first pedestrian and cycle route of about 5 km (round trip), Piazza Anfiteatro at Villa dei Misteri, along the perimeter walls of the ancient city that combines a visit excavations and A domus open to the public, some for the first time, a bike ride or walk on what may be termed the world’s most beautiful bike path, including archeology, nature and panoramic views, from the ruins of the sea.

B&B Pompeii The Fauno is just 1 km from Pompeii Ruins, you can easily reach by car (5 minutes) or train of Circumvesuviana ( 500 mt . from the B&B) .

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To access the route (part of the cost of the ticket), you can use your own bike or rent one for free, complete with helmet, Piazza Anfiteatro entrance at the Infopoint managed by fairy tales (Italian Federation of Friends of the bike).
Along the way Pompeii Bike areas are parks and scenic vantage points both to the Vesuvius to the archaeological excavations. The presence of racks and tables allow information cyclo-tourists to leave the bike and go around town to visit ancient places of great suggestions including the home of Obellio signed and that of Marcus Lucretius Fronto that are part of a group of wonderful domus reopened just for this occasion and for the summer.
‘With Pompeii Bike propose a genuinely new way to experience the archaeological area for the whole family – explains the special commissioner Marcello Fiori – now you can spend the whole day riding or walking, choosing among the various proposed visit, and enjoying even moments of relaxation. We would like to thank the trade unions of the excavations that have allowed us to make so many taps and enrich the tourist offer summer of Pompeii as never ‘.
On the opening day on Saturday (away from the Piazza Anfiteatro at 11:00 am), meeting all morning green area of Porta Nola where the first participants in Pompeii Bike will find a refreshment of ‘The wine roads and the Vesuvius typical products of Vesuvius’.
‘The tale is enthusiastic about the initiative sought by the Extraordinary’ – says Antonio Dalla Venezia, National President of fairy tales – and we are glad to cooperate by providing all our stock of knowledge in the field by managing dell’infopoint. I believe that cycling can be an important lever for development of sustainable mobility in the city of Pompeii ‘.
The new pathways and Pompeii Pompeii Bike Friendly, already active, therefore a further opportunity to learn some major domus, all recently restored and many years closed to the public. These include the house Obellio signatures, which houses the famous safe, the house of Marcus Lucretius Fronto, defined a true ‘art gallery’ to the richness of the decorations that cover almost all of the walls. Permanently open the house of Sallust, the maximum air home and the home of the Gilded Cupids, one of the most beautiful of Pompeii, with its rich wall decorations including gold leaf on carved cherubs that decorated bedroom .
Reached by the path easier Friendly house Casca Longus, which takes its name from the incision on the tripod of a marble table. The recent restoration has returned to shine beautiful wall decorations characterized by the special “blue” Alexandrian. And yet, the home of four styles, which summarizes its frescoes by the four styles of Pompeian painting, the thermopolium Lucius Vetutius Placidus and the famous House of the Menander, one of the few with monumental domus refined private baths, visible only on the first reservation.
From June 1 to Pompei open to the public including the domus of Julius Polybius, the first visit with ‘multi’ and on-site event of the Chaste Lovers. After the restoration and its successful debut at the twelfth week of culture, the two splendid Via Domus Abundance will be open all day, with educational tours, reservations required and additional ticket (5 € for each visit, 7 € for both visits) on www.ticketone.it – 199 104 114 Mobile +39 06 39967850 from abroad.

POMPEII BIKE INFO
Pedestrian path:
Piazza Anfiteatro-Porta Sarno – Nola Gate – Vesuvian Gate Tower-Mercury-Porta Ercolano-Villa dei Misteri (and back)
Access free bike and helmet rental location: 9.00 -18.00
The entrance to the path is included in ticket price
And ‘obligation to wear a helmet

Info: +39 081. 8575347
www.pompeiviva.it

Archaeological sites Pompeii

Archaeological sites Pompeii, useful info and tips for visiting

Archaeological sites pompeii is the ruined ancient Roman city , which was engulfed by Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79.

Archaeological sites Pompeii..with its excavated area, extending for approximately 44 ha, and the preservation state of its buildings, due to the particular burial (under a blanket of 6 meter of ash and rock) caused by the eruption of the Vesuvius in 79 AD, Pompeii can be considered the only archaelogical site which gives the real image of roman city. And the image is similar to cities, not preserved, of the same period.

The city of Pompeii was an ancient Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of thecomune of Pompei. Pompeii, along with Herculaneum and many villas in the surrounding area, was mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

Archaeological sites Pompeii

The excavated city offers a snapshot of Roman life in the 1st century, frozen at the moment it was buried on 24 August AD 79.The forum, the baths, many houses, and some out-of-town villas like the Villa of the Mysteries remain well preserved.

 B&B Pompeii The Fauno is just 1 km from the Pompeii Ruins, you can easily reach by walk, car (5 minutes) or with train of Circumvesuviana ( 500 mt . from the B&B) .

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Tips for Visiting Pompeii

This is a walking site only. Note that walking the old Roman stone roads can be quite exhausting, especially in the heat of summer with loads of fellow tourists about. Everyone will be walking on cobblestones and uneven ground. The temperature is between 32 and 35c in the summer. Make sure to take plenty of water and watch your step as the old roads have grooves in them where the carts ran. It is advisable to wear good footwear, sunscreen and hats. There is a lot to look at and it could take all day to see everything.

Access Archaeological sites Pompeii

Single ticket – valid for 1 day
Full price: € 13.00
Half price: € 7.50 (*)
access to 3 sites: Pompeii, Oplontis, Boscoreale) – valid for 3 days
Full price: € 14.00
Half price : € 8.00 (*)
Free of charge: for EU citizens under 18 or over 65 years old.
(*) Reductions: for EU citizens aged 18-24 and EU permanent school teachers.
Reductions and free tickets can be issued only by showing a valid document (passport, identity card, driving license).

Archaeological sites Pompeii

Access

Schools
School parties from E.U. countries must show a list of students and teachers at the ticket office on the day of the visit.
Entrance for schools is only from Piazza Anfiteatro.
For information:
Sezione Didattica – tel: +39 081 8575331
School parties’ admission and reservations

Opening Times Archaeological sites Pompeii

November – March, every day from 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admission 3.30 p.m.)
April – October, every day from 8.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. (last admission 6 p.m.)

Main Routes  Archaeological sites Pompeii

by train:
entrance at Porta Marina or Piazza Esedra
Circumvesuviana Napoli-Sorrento (stop Pompei Scavi – Villa dei Misteri)
entrance at Piazza Anfiteatro
Circumvesuviana Napoli-Poggiomarino (stop Pompei Santuario)
FS Napoli – Salerno (stop Pompei)
by bus:
entrance from Porta Marinaor Piazza Esedra
SITA: from Napoli or from Salerno: stop Pompei ( piazza Esedra).
CSTP n.4 from Salerno
CSTP n.50 from Salerno (by motorway)
by car:
Motorway A3 Napoli-Salerno (exit Pompei ovest )
Motorway A3 Salerno – Napoli (exit Pompei est )

Archaeological sites Pompeii Information

 

Archaeological sites Pompeii

  • The amphitheatre. This is in the most easterly corner of the excavated area, near the Sarno Gate entrance. It was completed in 80BC, measures 135 x 104 metres and could hold about 20,000 people. It is the earliest surviving permanent amphitheatre in Italy and one of the best preserved anywhere. It was used for gladiator battles, other sports and spectacles involving wild animals.
  • The Great Palaestra (Gymnasium). This occupies a large area opposite the Amphitheatre. The central area was used for sporting activities and there was a pool in the middle. On three sides are lengthy internal porticos or colonnades.
  • House of the Vettii. This is believed to have been the home of two brothers who were freed slaves and became very affluent. It contains many frescoes. In the vestibule there is a striking fresco of a well-endowed Priapus, God of Fertility and among the frescos in other parts of the building are illustrations of couples making love, of cupids and of mythological characters.
  • House of the Faun. This is named after a statue of a dancing faun found on the site. It is considered to be an excellent example of the fusion of Italian and Greek architectural styles, and occupies an entire block.

  • Forum. This was the center of public life, although it is now to the southwest of the excavated area. It was surrounded by many of the important governmment, religious and business buildings.
  • Temple of Apollo. This is to the north of the Basilica on the western side of the Forum. It has the oldest remains discovered, with some, including Etruscan items, dating back to 575BC, although the layout we see now was later than that.
  • Theatre. Theatre built in the hollow of a hill for acoustic advantage; it seated 5,000
  • Via dei Sepolcri (street of tombs) A long street with worn ruts from carts.
  • Lupanar An ancient brothel with pornographic frescoes over the entrance to each room, presumably indicating the services on offer. Even allowing for the smaller size of ancient Romans the beds seem rather small.
  • House of the Ancient Hunt. Attractive, open-style house with many frescoes of hunting scenes.
  • The Basilica This is to the west of the Forum. It was the most important public building of the city where both justice was administered and trade was carried on.
  • Forum Granary Artifacts like amphorae (storage jars) and plaster casts of people who did not escape the eruption are stored in this building, which was designed to be the public market but may not have been finished before the eruption.
  • Baths. There are several baths to be inspected. The Forum Baths are just north of the forum and close to the restaurant. They are well-preserved and roofed. Be careful not to miss them as the entranceway is a long passage with no indication of the delights inside. The Central Baths occupy a much larger area but are less well-preserved. Close to these are the Stabian baths which have some interesting decorations and give a good idea of how baths used to function in Roman times.
  • House of the Tragic Poet. This small atrium house is best known for the mosaic at the entrance depicting a chained dog, with the words Cave Canem or “Beware of the Dog”.

  • The Ground surface You will see in the ground there are small tiles called cat’s eyes. The moon’s light or candle light reflects off these tiles and gave light, so people could see where they were walking at night.
  • Bars and Bakeries You will walk past where their bars and bakeries once existed. The bars had counters with three to four holes in them. They have water or other beverages available in the holes. The bakeries’ ovens look similar to the old brick stone oven. The House of the Baker has a garden area with millstones of lava used for grinding the wheat.
  • Street There are tracks for the carriages in the street for a smoother ride. There are also stone blocks in the street for pedestrians to step onto to cross the street. The sidewalks are higher than the modern sidewalk because the streets had water and waste flowing through them. The stone blocks in the street were also as high as the sidewalk, so people did not walk in the waste and water. The stone blocks were also used for what we now call speed bumps. When the carriages were going through the city, they were going fast. To avoid people from getting splashed by the water and waste they had stone blocks in the street. This would make the driver slow down when they were speeding, so they could get through the blocks.

Archaelogical sites Pompeii .. Outside of the city walls:

  • Villa dei Misteri (Villa of the Mysteries) A house with curious frescoes, perhaps of women being initiated into the Cult of Dionysus. Contains one of the finest fresco cycles in Italy, as well as humorous ancient graffiti.