Which day of the week is best to visit Pompeii?

The uninhabited ancient city of Pompeii is a popular spot for travellers to visit for a snapshot of ancient Roman life.

In 79 A.D. the nearby volcano Mount Vesuvius erupted and destroyed the city of Pompeii. Only in the 18th century Pompeii was rediscovered. Now the city is a popular archaeological site where the buildings have stayed preserved and the citizens remain etched into what was left after the eruption.

Any day of the week is good to visit as the city is open every day. It is recommended you purchase your tickets prior to making your journey to the city to guarantee entry. Whether you take a walking tour through the city to learn more history, or just wander the city on your own, you will be amazed by the ancient ruins and how the Romans lived.

Peak Times

To avoid the peak times when visiting, it is best to go early in the morning between 9 am – 11 am or later in the afternoon. From April to October, the site opens at 9 am and closes at 7 pm,  with the last entry at 5:30 pm. From November to March it is open from 9 am and closes earlier at 5 pm with the last entry at 3:30 pm.

Villa dei Misteri

This villa is one the most interesting attractions for travellers to visit in Pompeii. It is a bit of a walk to get there but highly recommended. Travellers are amazed by the art and colours still on the walls even after the explosion. But most come to see the painting located in the dining area which is about 17 metres in length and 3 metres wide.

Casa della Caccia Antica

This is one of the many houses to view while in Pompeii. The house name in English is House of the Ancient Hunt, House of the Hunt or House of the Wild Boar. The house got this name from one of the paintings inside of a hunting scene. The layout of this house is typical for the layout of a Roman house.

Forum Granary

The Forum Granary was once used as a fruit and vegetable market. Now you can see what was left of it after the eruption. On display are the terracotta crockery (used by civilians in their everyday activities for cooking), bottles for transporting liquid and much more. Inside you will also be able to see the marble tables and the baths for fountains. They believe the Forum Granary may not have been finished being built before the volcano eruption.

With only a few locations listed here, there is so much more to see in this deserted city. There are also three routes available to take of different lengths, so you can easily plan your trip to see the more fascinating buildings in Pompeii.

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