Night-time walks at Pompeii
Every Friday in July and August, commencing July 1st
 from 20:00 to 23:00
 (last admission at 22:00)
Night-time walks are to resume at Pompeii. From the 1st of July until the 26th August, on every Friday evening (except Friday 12th August) from 20:00 to 23:00 (last admission at 22:00) it will be possible to enjoy a walk at Pompeii, surrounded by the atmosphere of the night, with a soundtrack accompaniment from Porta Marina to the Forum and artistic projections at the Basilica, as part of the Pompeii Commitment: Archaeological Matters contemporary art project.
Evening admission is at a cost of €5 (free tickets and reductions as per current regulations). Access will be permitted for up to a maximum of 1,500 people, distributed over time slots (of 500 every hour). Prior booking online is recommended at

The route begins at Porta Marina and continues to the monumental area of the Civil Forum - with illumination by Enel Sole - which is faced onto by all of the main public buildings concerned with city administration and justice, the conduct of business, and commercial activities such as markets, as well as the primary places of worship in the city.

Visitors will be accompanied by an artistic soundtrack created by Invernomuto (Simone Bertuzzi and Simone Trabucchi), who, beginning with the work ‘Black Med - Pompei’ (made possible thanks to the support of the Italian Council (7th Edition, 2019), a project of the Directorate General for Contemporary Creativity, which on the recommendation of the Morra Greco Foundation, Naples, became part of the Park’s new contemporary art collection (Collectio) as part of the Pompeii Commitment: Archaeological Matters programme) have developed an audio installation, created especially for the evening, which intercepts, collects and composes the collective sound trajectories which cross the complex and multi-layered area of the Mediterranean.

Projected onto the internal side wall of the Basilica will be AD 79, a video by the artist Giovanna Silva in collaboration with Giacomo Bianco. It includes a selection of around 90 photographs taken during the pandemic emergency, and published in her two contributions (Commitment and Inventory) for the portal in May 2021.

It is an unexpected account of a Pompeii deprived of her visitors and even of her volcano, told through images that are not of a postcard, mass consumption nature.

They also document the four storehouses of Pompeii (Boscoreale, the Women’s baths, the Forum Granaries and the House of Bacchus) that are normally closed to the public.
The route concludes with a visit to the Antiquarium, a 19th century structure which houses a permanent exhibition area dedicated to the display of finds which illustrate the history of Pompeii, before exiting via Piazza Esedra.

A special evening opening of Villa Regina is planned for the 16th April. Courtesy of the Mousikè Association, the programme includes a concert given by the duo Angelo Ruggieri and Giuseppe Del Plato (flute and guitar).

1° Performance at 20:30

2° Performance at 21:30

Admission is free of charge upon reservation. Call the number 389.4440825
The 24th and 25th September will also see the European Heritage Days, with special initiatives planned at the various sites of the Archaeological Park of Pompeii, and a special evening opening on the 24th September from 20:00 to 23:00 (last admission at 22:00), with an admission fee of €1.

Of note, the evening of the 24th will see the event ‘From the rustic villa… to the winery - a viticultural tour over thousands of years’ at the Libero D’Orsi Archaeological Museum of Stabiae - Royal Palace of Quisisana. This will offer to visitors, free of charge, an experience in the field of wine archaeology and teaching. The experience will be guided by an archaeologist and an agronomist, and will conclude with conviviality on the Museum Terrace.