Every Friday until early October, the two archaeological sites of the Vesuvian will open its doors even after sunset to discover and admire at night the ruins and ancient artifacts.
From Friday 4 July and every Friday evening in July, August, September and early October, in the excavations of Pompeii and Herculaneum, you can take part in guided pathways designed ad hoc organized by the cultural heritage association (know in Italy as Beni Archeologici di Pompei).
In Pompeii, departing from Porta Marina, you can visit the suburban baths and participate in a process that will develop along the AvenueS outside the archaeological area that runs along the city wall, the Temple of Venus and the Imperial Villa, ending at the Auditorium di Piazza Esedra with highlighting an area that shows the main stages of the eruption which destroyed the city. The experts will illustrate to visitors the main aspects of life and society in Pompei (Spa and leisure, temples and religious architecture, trade and economic activities).
A visit to Pompeii is only possible by reservation (by telephone from 10.00 to 15.00 hours on +39 0818575347) for four groups of up to 30 visitors with admission at 20.00, at 20.20, to 20.40 and 21.00. The cost of the ticket is 5.50 euros (free for children under 18 years upon presentation of a valid ID at the ticket office). The entrance is from Porta Marina higher, via Villa dei Misteri 2.
Very interesting also the path arranged for Ercolano. To welcome visitors there will be, in the atrium of the ticket office, an interactive installation with projecting images of marine-themed mosaics, while the Conference room will be shown a film in 3D on the eruption of Vesuvius, produced by MAV in collaboration with the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia. The path then continues in the Hall of the boat where you can admire the Roman ship and other artefacts relating to maritime activities.
A visit to Herculaneum is only possible by prior reservation (by telephone from 10.00 to 15.00 hours on +39 0818575347) for three groups of maximum 25 visitors with access to 20.15 20.35 and at 20.50. The cost of the ticket is 5.50 euros (free for children under 18 years upon presentation of a valid ID at the ticket office). Admission only by way of the papyri of Herculaneum.