EXCAVATIONS OF POMPEII: The number of people allowed in during each time slot doubles, and the Porta Marina ticket office opens to the public
With the arrival of Summer, the number of visitors to the site of Pompeii increases, and the Archaeological Park adapts to the new flow, increasing the maximum number of people permitted to enter during each time slot. In order to allow a more fluid entrance quota to the site, in compliance with current anti-COVID legislation, the Park management has decided to open the ticket office of Porta Marina Superiore with effect from today the 22nd July.
The entrance ticket can be purchased online at the www.ticketone.it site, which is the only authorised retailer (free admission and reductions as per current regulations. An advance sale fee of €1.50 is applicable only with paid tickets), or at the Porta Marina and Piazza Esedra ticket offices, in cash or by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Pagobancomat, American Express), where access will also be guaranteed to holders of free or reduced Artecard tickets.
Online purchase guarantees priority when selecting the entrance time slot
For the various free-admission categories (teachers, disabled persons etc.), it is sufficient to select any free-admission category on the ticketone site. At the entrance, you will be required to present a document proving the right to free admission. There is no commission.
At the time of purchasing online, the visitor will be able to select from amongst the entrance time slots, which are scheduled every 15 minutes with a maximum of 300 people per slot. The ticket must be displayed at the entrance, directly on a smartphone/tablet (QR Code), or as a paper copy already printed at home which must then be kept in order to scan it at the exit turnstile. Booking will also be possible for the same day, subject to availability. It will be possible to enter and exit via the three gates at Porta Marina, Piazza Anfiteatro and Piazza Esedra.
Access to the site follows two signposted unidirectional routes, beginning from Porta Marina and Piazza Anfiteatro but with the possibility of joining onto one of the routes from Piazza Esedra, with a wide range of not only public buildings but also various domus to visit. The visit will follow a one-way route, as indicated in the site (by always following the arrows whose colour corresponds to the route chosen). The routes allow one to visit the entire site, regardless of the entrance which has been chosen. While the paths do crossover, they guarantee a visit in full compliance with health regulations, courtesy of appropriate signage and directions.
In order to guarantee a visit in complete safety, we recommend the ‘My Pompeii’ app (available on the Apple Store and Google Play Store), which once downloaded will allow you to scan the QR code of the ticket and commence the tour on the site. It will be possible to view on the map the number of people present along the route in real time, in order to avoid crowding.