A NEW CARD TO VISIT THE SITES OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK AND TO BE PART OF THE MYPOMPEII COMMUNITY

Pompeii is renewing its annual pass for site visits at an even more competitive rate. It is a new way to experience Pompeii and the sites of the Archaeological Park, at a price which is affordable for all, and with the opportunity to participate in and to be informed about ongoing initiatives.

The MyPompeii card, which is valid for one year, will cost €35 (€8 for under 25s) and will be valid for all of the sites of the Archaeological Park of Pompeii (Pompeii, the Villa of Poppaea/Oplontis, the Antiquarium of Boscoreale and Villa Regina, the Stabian Villas and the Libero D’Orsi Archaeological Museum/the Royal Palace of Quisisana).

Members of the MyPompeii community will receive advance notification of the latest news, as well as of the ordinary and extraordinary activities of the Park, will be able to interact and offer suggestions and proposals, and will also be invited to participate in an annual meeting with the Director of the Park, to be updated on current and future initiatives.

It will be possible to purchase the pass online at the www.ticketone.it website, from the 12th July,for subsequent collection at the Pompeii ticket offices (at Porta Marina, Piazza Esedra and Piazza Anfiteatro). The card, which features the owner’s name and is non-transferable, will be valid for one year from the date of issue, and will - upon display of an identity document - permit unlimited admission to all sites of the Archaeological Park of Pompeii, as well as to current temporary exhibitions and to certain special and exclusive events, which will be communicated periodically.The card will be valid during ordinary opening days and times. Initiatives which are not managed by the Park and which are not included in the regular ticketing or scheduling will not be covered by the pass.

Among the initiatives which are currently underway during the summer period, the card will allow a free daytime visit to the granaries/deposits, which can be requested at the Porta Marina ticket office.

Those in possession of a pass which is still within its period of validity will be able to take advantage of the same conditions as those provided by the MyPompeii card.

In recent years, from the Faro Convention to the reform of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage in Italy, there has been a greater awareness of the social and cultural role that museums and archaeological parks play in the community. The relaunch of the Pompeii annual pass, which includes the so-called peripheral sites, forms part of this trend, providing continuity to the inclusive approach towards public access and enjoyment which was also promoted under the direction of Massimo Osanna,” - declared Director General Gabriel Zuchtriegel – “We are reducing the price, and expanding services for families and for people resident in the area, but also for visitors from around the world who wish to remain in touch with the situation here. The idea is to bring the site to life, by giving space to a variety of forms of visitor access and enjoyment, from the classic visit to the stroll, and from the contemplation of a monument or of a particular artefact to participation in events or meetings which we are organising in the excavations. The pass is thereforemuch more than an annual ticket - it means being part of an international community of people who live and support the site of Pompeii, a community which we need now more than ever, because it represents thevalue of involvement and sustainability”.