The allure of an ancient civilisation and the devoutness of a modern community.
What to visit in Pompeii?
A UNESCO world-heritage site, Pompeii is one of the most popular tourist attractions for visitors to Naples.
Getting to Pompeii
Guests staying at Hotel Magri’s will be a mere 30 minutes away from the one of the biggest and most magnificent Ancient-Roman cities – Pompeii. Pompeii can be reached on the Circumvesuviana train (Naples-Sorrento line) and the station is only a 5-minute walk for the hotel (Gianturco station). Otherwise, it will take 30 minutes to get there by car along the A3, leaving the motorway at the Pompeii exit.
The remains of ancient Roman civilisation have been perfectly preserved beneath a blanket of volcanic ash caused by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D.. A few of the unmissable sights are:
The Amphitheatre of Pompeii
Built in 80 B.C., the Amphitheatre is the oldest stone structure of its kind ever unearthed. This is where boisterous crowds from Pompeii would watch exciting circus performances and fierce gladiator fights.
The Forum of Pompeii
The Forum was the heart and soul of ancient Pompeii and it still reverberates with the energy of the inhabitants of Pompeii from thousands of years ago. As you pick your way through the crumbling buildings, you will see old shops, public offices and the Temple of Apollo, a sacred site in the middle of the square.
The House of the Faun in Pompeii
This huge building was named after the bronze statue shaped like a dancing faun found inside the house. With its vast collection of rooms and even shops, it is perhaps the most majestic home in the whole of ancient Pompeii.
The other ancient houses in Pompeii
In addition to the house of the Faun, there are other grand buildings well worth a visit on the excavated site of Pompeii. One of these is the House of Pansa and the House of the Labyrinth which will transport you back into time to the opulence and splendour of ancient Pompeii.
from 1/11 to 31/03 every day between 8.30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
from 1/04 to 31/10 every day between 8.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.
Sanctuary of Pompeii
First built in 1876, the Basilica subsequently underwent extension work and is a magnificent building that both normal tourists and committed travellers will find impressive.
Supplica alla Madonna di Pompei (prayers of petition to the Virgin Mary of Pompeii)
Visitors to the Sanctuary of Pompeii on May 8 th or the first Sunday of October will be able to watch or take part in the Supplica alla Madonna when thousands of pilgrims from all over the world flock to Pompeii and offer prayers of petition to the Virgin Mary of Pompeii.