The site buildings are temporarily inaccessible, in accordance with the ‘Counter and containment measures throughout national territory aimed at preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus’, as established by the Prime Ministerial Decree of the 8th March 2020 – Art. 2, Letter D.
Amphitheatre (Regio II)
Large Palaestra (Regio II) ( only the garden)
Praedia of Julia Felix (Regio II)
Necropolis of P. Nocera (Regio II)
Garden of fugitives (Regio I)
Odeion (Regio VIII) (from outside)
Large Theatre (Regio VIII) (from outside)
Quadriporticus of Theatres (Regio VIII)
Triangular Forum (Regio VIII)
Doric Temple (Regio VIII)
Stabian Baths (Regio VII) (only external area)
House of Cornelii (Regio VIII)
Central Baths (Regio IX)
House of Leda (Regio V) (fresco visible from outside)
House of Golden Cupids (Regio VI)
Cave Canem (Regio VI) (mosaic visible from outside)
Thermopolium (Regio VI)
Temple of Fortuna Augusta (Regio VII)
Honorary Archs (Regio VII)
Temple of Jupiter (Regio VII)
Forum (Regio VII)
Macellum (Regio VII) (from outside)
Sanctuary of Public Lares (Regio VII) (from outside)
Temple of Genius Augusti (Regio VII)
Building of Eumachia (Regio VII)
Comitium and Municipal Buildings (Regio VIII)
Basilica (Regio VIII)
Sanctuary of Apollo (Regio VII)
Granary of Forum (Regio VII) (from outside)
Temple of Venus (Regio VIII)
Visits to the Park will be possible by following a fixed unidirectional route, commencing at the Amphitheatre, and then crossing the entire ancient city, taking in its main roads, open spaces and monumental buildings as far as the Temple of Venus.
The route will allow one, in compliance with safety regulations, to walk through the site whilst being able to enjoy the great monumental complexes of the Amphitheatre and the garden of the Large Palaestra, then crossing the Praedia of Julia Felix, with its magnificent green spaces, before arriving at Via dell’Abbondanza.
Visitors will additionally be able to reach the main route via the entrance located outside the city walls, by walking through the Porta Nocera Necropolis and skirting the Garden of the Fugitives and its vineyard.
Along the route it will be possible to enter certain buildings, where the entrances and exits are separate from one another, via unidirectional paths.
The walk along Via dell’Abbondanza will allow one to comprehend the richness of one of the foremost thoroughfares of the city, with a rapid succession of private domus of particular note, and shops with their thermopolia where hot foods were once sold.
Upon arriving at the crossroads between Via dell’Abbondanza and Via Stabiana, the visitor may choose to continue the route towards the Forum, taking advantage of the opportunity to visit the external portico of the extensive complex of the Stabian Baths and enter the House of the Cornelii, crossing the atrium and the colonnaded peristyle. Alternatively the visitor may choose to go down towards the Porta Stabia to admire the Theatre district, consisting of the Small Theatre – Odeon, the Large Theatre and the Quadriporticus. Upon arriving at the Central Forum, one will be able to walk the entire perimeter, onto which face both public and sacred buildings, including the Building of Eumachia, the Macellum, the Temple of Jupiter, the Temple of Apollo and the Basilica. Amongst the visitors who reach the Forum there will also be those who, at the crossroads of Via Stabiana, will have chosen to walk along Via del Vesuvio to admire the fresco of Leda and the Swan, and from there pass through the House of the Golden Cupids.
Visitors are required to follow the signs which are located along the route, and will be assisted by staff of the Archaeological Park.