In AD 79, Pompeii showcased elegant homes and villas along the “paved” roads. The city was popular for its shops, taverns, bakeries, cafes, brothels, and bathhouses.

Did you know that on the first Sunday of every month in Europe, many museums and parks are FREE to visit?

Tips for your visit

1. Bring a refillable water bottle

2. Wear good walking shoes

3. Wear sunscreen

4. Bring snacks

5. Grab a map at the entrance

Must-See Sites

The Forum Antiquarium Museum Temple of Jupiter Temple of Apollo

Ancient Baths

The baths were considered to be a very social part of life where residents met to play a board game, exchange local gossip, conduct business meetings or to discuss politics.

Residents of Pompeii often gathered in the Colosseum and frequented markets and open-air squares to meet up with friends.