Outbound Collective logo

Explore the Ruins and Walk the Streets of Pompeii

Pompeii, Italy

based on 4 reviews


Added by Elena P

Explore the excavated sites of Pompeii.

Pompeii and its inhabitants were buried after the catastrophic volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D.  It is now a vast archaeological site with excavated houses, streets, and artifacts that visitors can roam and explore.

There are 2 main entrances to Pompeii: 

Porta Marina (main entrance) - Guided tours and audioguides can be bought here.

Piazza Anfiteatro (less trafficked) - You can get in faster, closer to train station.

Read More

Download the Outbound mobile app

Find adventures and camping on the go, share photos, use GPX tracks, and download maps for offline use.

Get the app


Family Friendly

Explore the Ruins and Walk the Streets of Pompeii Reviews

The mansions with their murals, the market and the houses are impressive. But the most surprising and unbelievable sight is the human bodies discovered in the excavations... It is not easy to describe unless you see it from up close, the preservation of the body postures while even the facial expressions could be seen, thousands of years after the destruction of the city...

Check this place out if you enjoy history! Before you go, read Pliny the Younger before you go

Really incredible destination! Make sure to take one of the walking tours, the history that they share is super interesting. The preserved mother holding her child gave me chills...

I visited Pompeii during the middle of the week in the off season. There was hardly anyone there during my visit. At times I had an entire street within the site to myself. The site is massive and can easily take a full day to explore. If you go when it's not as crowded, you will be able to cover more ground by not having to make your way through the people. Be sure to pick up a site map and the guide book at the entrance, both are free with entry.

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


Hike the trail to Santa Maria del Castello in Positano

Explore the Ruins of Herculaneum

Hike from Amalfi to Ravello and Atrani

Explore Bagni Della Regina Giovanna

Take a Boat Ride around the island of Capri