Why take this tour
Experience the atmosphere of Pompeii on a night tour! A spine-tingling nocturnal walk through the quiet streets of this most famous Roman city is an unforgettable experience. You’ll visit the archaeological site while the world sleeps. A sound and light show of moving shadows will take you back in time. Only a very few lucky souls get this unique opportunity.
Your Pompeii by night tour starts at the main entrance to Pompeii. This is where you’ll meet your expert archaeologist guide from the Askos Tours team. From the very beginning, as you walk in the dark, your senses will sharpen. Walking from the large city gate, along the Via Marina, you’ll start to easily imagine the hustle and bustle of the artisans and merchants who so animated the neighbourhood. The so-called ‘cat’s eyes’ - real reflectors designed and placed in the paved streets - will light your way. Of course, night time is the only time to fully appreciate them.
At the Piazza del Foro you’ll sense the beating heart of the city. Here you’ll enter the magnificent Basilica, the ancient city court. At the Granaries, you’ll be left speechless by the fabulous plaster casts of the victims of the eruption. Visiting the Macellum, the cacophony of a busy meat and fish market will reverberate. And in the Eumachia Building, where textiles were traded, you’ll discover the story of a wealthy Pompeian businesswoman.
Crossing the square you’ll pause to admire the imposing statue of the Centaur. This extraordinary bronze sculpture was created by the artist Igor Mitoraj. This illustrates perfectly how ancient Roman art blends with contemporary art, a combination that can only be found in Pompeii.
Take a moment to picture it - a tour of Pompeii at night, under a blanket of stars, overlooked by moon-lit Mount Vesuvius. Now isn’t that something special?
This magical tour is one that’ll make your friends green with envy. Book this memorable experience with Askos Tours.
- Skip-the-line tickets
- Expert archaeologist guide
- Small group
Points of interest
Marina Gate, the Basilica, the Forum, the Macellum, Forum Barns, Temple of Venus, House of Triptolemus, Plaster casts of the victims, Eumachia building, the Antiquarium
- explore the city in a suggestive moonlight atmosphere!
- Skip the line with our priority tickets
- The millennial charm of the Forum in an exceptional night visit
Health & Safety
Askos srl has implemented all the prevention, protection and organizational measures provided for by the regulatory protocol for the Covid-19 Virus pandemic (Legislative Decree no.81 of 9 April 2008, Annex XLVI)
- We use and offer sanitary gel for hand sanitization, before, after and during the tour.
- Our guides and all our operators received anti-covid health and safety training. They check their temperature daily and they are trained to comply with all anti-contagion regulations.
- It is mandatory to wear your own personal mask for the whole duration of the tour.
- If headphone sets are required, they are properly sterilized and sanitized before each use.
- Our private and small group tours are designed to provide you with maximum comfort and safety.
Unfortunately this itinerary is not suitable for wheelchair users.
During the night visits Pompeii is only partially accessible. You will visit the Forum district where a special lighting system has been installed. It is the only part of the city open at night.
Unfortunately not, if you want to secure a spot, you need to purchase the tour in advance.
If you reach Pompeii by car, we recommend parking in one among many private car parkings around the Porta Marina Superiore Entrance area, contact us and we can give you tips on the best parking areas.
The Pompeii tour will take place regularly even in case of rain, so we recommend bringing an umbrella or a raincoat with you if it rains. The tour is canceled only if the authorities decide to close the site due to emergency weather conditions.
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