Can you visit the lost city of Pompeii?

Now, as the world of culture and travel awakens from the ashes of COVID-19, visiting Pompeii is once again possible. And if you were looking for a way to make up for the lost time of lockdown and travel restrictions, visiting a city which once lay undiscovered for centuries is a pretty fitting place to begin.

Are the ruins of Pompeii still there?

Ancient Roman Life Preserved at Pompeii | National Geographic. When Mount Vesuvius erupted cataclysmically in the summer of A.D. 79, the nearby Roman town of Pompeii was buried under several feet of ash and rock. The ruined city remained frozen in time until it was discovered by a surveying engineer in 1748.

Where are the original bodies from Pompeii?

The majority of all the findings (and bodies) have been sent to the museum in Naples.

Can you visit the ruins of Pompeii today?

Yes you can, and once you’re inside the park, visits to Pompeii are almost back to normal. When Pompeii reopened in June 2020 the Pompeii authorities defined two walking routes around the site, Route 1 and Route 2. These routes have now been removed and you can move around the site freely.

Are the stone bodies in Pompeii real?

The truth is, though, that they are not actually bodies at all. They are the product of a clever bit of archaeological ingenuity, going back to the 1860s.

How much does it cost to see Pompeii?

Expect to spend 15 Euro to enter the Pompeii Ruins. To get the most out of your visit, prepare to spend about 4-5 hours exploring the ruins and rent an audio guide. If you hire a guide, confirm the language of the tour and specify the duration and cost of the tour beforehand.

Was there a tsunami at Pompeii?

Although records suggest many people escaped before the city was destroyed, most of those who died were probably killed by heat shock from the pyroclastic flows, Lopes said. Studies suggest there may have been a small tsunami, Lopes said, but there is no evidence it was powerful enough to bring ships into the city.