Via Nolana 128, Pompeii, Italy
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?? for those who have done Naples to Pompeii by train
So, I am in Naples, heading to Sorrento for few days. Would love to see Pompeii and all its offerings. Is it feasible to take train to Pompeii with luggage, then continue on to Sorrento after seeing the sights? Is there any place to store luggage anywhere? Or do I have go to Sorrento and come back up to Pompeii without baggage?? Thanks!
Re: ?? for those who have done Naples to Pompeii by train
You will take the cheap, frequent Circumvesuviana train from Napoli Garibaldi station (adjoining Napili Centrale station) to Pompeii Scavi station.
Ticket will cost you less than 5 euro. Timetables here;
Circumvesuviana trains are rather like Metro carriages, but travel overground. Taking your luggage will not be a problem as long as you are not travelling at busy times (this is a commuter line).
Pompeii is roughly halfway between Naples and Sorrento...about 30 minutes from either. Pompeii Scavi station is almost directly opposite the site entrance.
There is a left-luggage facility at Pompeii, inside the entrance. It used to be free, but this may have changed (the official website is not terribly up to date). Nor do I know if there is a maximum bag size you can leave there.
Travel Tips for Pompeii
Pompeii's amazing buildings
I would be sure to show others the colors in the murals in many of the houses--bright red, gold, black...they are beautiful. Just seeing this type of detail in the houses. It's beautiful and must have taken ages to paint.
(I applied some color to a section of this photo because of the shine from my flash on that area---felt like I was doing something illegal!!)
Pompeii is easy to get to from Sorrento either on an organised excursion or by just jumping on the train. Making your own way there is far better as you are not limited by time, We spent 7 hours walking around and we still did not cover all of it.
November - March - every day from 8.30 am to 5 pm. (last admission 3.30 p.m.)
April - October- every day from 8.30 am. to 7.30 pm (last admission 6 p.m.)
Closed: January 1st, May 1st , December 25th
Entrance to Pompeii, Herculaneum is e11.00 and entrance to the museum at naples is e9.00
For visitors from Euopean countries under 18 years of age and over 65 years entrance is free but You must have evidence of age (i.e a passport) with you, visitors between 18 and the day before their 25th birthday entrance is half price. but ONLY IF RESIDENT IN EUROPE.. Various other passes ect can be purchased at various prices (3 day passes to all 5 ancient sites (Herculaneum, Pompeii, Oplontis, Stabiae, Boscoreale) are e20.00 All of it
There's nowhere to eat in Pompei except for one restaurant. We didn't even bother to see how much food cost there, but I'll bet it was expensive.
Buy lunch at the grocery store and bring it to Pompei. We made sandwiches and had fresh tomatoes. Italy has some great cheeses! It was an amazing lunch!
House of the Tragic Poet
It is a small house with atrium. It takes its name from a mosaic that represents the theatric assay of a chorus of Satyrs. In the entrance was the famous mosaic of a chained dog with the inscription CAVE CANEM, beware of the dog.
A Genteel Culture
When we came to this home, I pictured it belonging to a family who enjoyed the finer things in life. I think it would have provided a comfortable life style in 79 AD!
Homes of the rich and influential contained pools, skylights, gorgeous artwork, mosaics, multiple bedrooms, gardens, solariums, atriums, peristyles, tricliniums and other amenities.
The picture above shows a dwelling that has a triclinium or dining room located in the area of the rounded arch. (See pic #2 for a close up view). Some homes had summer tricliniums, meant for enjoying warm, balmy weather outside the main living area.
Here are the names of just a few of the homes discovered in Pompeii:
The House of the Tragic Poet
The House of Pansa
The House of Sallust
The House of the Surgeon
The Villa of Diomedes
The Villa of the Mysteries
The House of the Faun
We use some of the following terms in architectural design today, such as solarium and atrium.
*solarium-a sun parlor
*atrium-a skylit rectangular court
*peristyle-open colonade surrounding a court
*triclinium-a Roman dining room containing platforms or ledges for reclining
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