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How long should I spend in Pompeii

How long should I spend in Pompeii? – Pompeii is a unique place and it’s really worthy of a visit. When you visit Pompeii you don’t only visit a place but also you travel through time. That’s way we want to dedicate enought time for the visit. So now we may wonder: How long should I spend in Pompeii?

How long should I spend in Pompeii?

How long should I spend in Pompeii? You should spend one whole day in Pompeii. There is a lot to see. There is the arena used by the Pink Floyd in 1971, there is the forum, the residential area, the imperial villa, the Villa of the Mysteries outside the walls and the museum.

Reading the answer to the following questions you’ll understand better how long you should spend in Pompeii. How long should I spend in Pompeii? How long does it take to get through Pompeii? How big are the ruins of Pompeii?

How long does it take to get through Pompeii?

As you see in the following picture it takes 27 minutes to go directly and without stops from the amphitheater to the Villa of the Mysteries. This may help you to undestand how big Pompeii is but you should add the time to go through all the other important streets and go inside the buildings.

How long should I spend in Pompeii?

How big are the ruins of Pompeii?

You can see in the map all the areas. As you see there are many streets.

How long should I spend in Pompeii? how long does it take to visit pompeii?

In order to understand even better how big the ruins of Pompeii are you can see the following picture.

How big are pompeii ruins

It looks like a town and not only an archeological area. Because it’s quite big you can visit it in a guided tour or plan well your tour on your own. About this subject read the following article:

Can you visit Pompeii and Herculaneum in one day?

You could visit Pompeii and Herculaneum in one day if you really don’t have other chance to do it. You can visit Herculaneum in half a day but you should spend one entire day in Pompeii. Anyway if you can’t it’s really important you organize well your visit in Pompeii. You may follow a path or do a guided tour.

Can you do Naples and Pompeii in one day?

No, you can’t. There is a lot to see both in Naples and Pompei. You wouldn’t visit well either Naples or Pompeii.

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Can you tour Pompeii on your own without a tour?

Can you tour Pompeii ruins on your own without a tour

Yes, you can tour Pompeii on your own without a guided tour. You can enter in Pompeii and walk in the old city without a guide. Infact your ticket entry doesen’t includes a guided tour. It’s someting you can buy separately.

How can you tour Pompeii on your own without a tour?

You should use other self guides in order to know what you are visiting and plan well your self tour.

Pompeii Tour Blink App

You can tour Pompeii on your own and see the ruins but I recommend you to use an electronic guide. For example you can use the app “Tour Blink”. This app is very usefull because contains many tours and it is also in English.

In this app you can chose the tour you prefer according also to the time you can spend in Pompeii. Otherwise you can simply search in the app more information for those momuments you’d like to know better. Some areas of this app are free but others you should buy for a couple euros.

This is a good method to tour Pompeii on your own without missing important information that can give more meaning to your visit.

Pompeii Touch App

There is another app that I especially used in Pompeii: Pompeii Touch. This app is in Italian and English. In this app there are many interesting images that show you the before and after. You can chose the basilica, the backery, the forum and many other insteresting places.

tour Pompeii on your own

After selecting your choice you can see how it is now and how it looked like when people lived here.

In this app there is also a map of Pompeii. A map is very useful in Pompeii because the archeological area is very extended.

The official web site

A map allows you to see in advance what areas you want to visit and if you get lost you can easily get your way around. You can find a map also in the official Pompeii website: http://pompeiisites.org/en/pompeii-map/.

If you don’t like use apps you can find in the same page 3 paths you can follow.

Can you tour Pompeii on your own without a tour? 2

Path 1 takes 2 hours, path 2 3 hours and path 3 5 hours. If you have a limited time try to manage well your time. Don’t spend too much time on the first few buildings in order to not miss other beautiful areas.

Summary: you can tour Pompeii on your own without a tour but try to know more about what you are visiting and plan well your visit.

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