Pompeii is an interesting archaeological site that attracts tourists from all over the world. Its history is linked to the tragic eruption of Vesuvius, occurred in 79 AD. The lava and ash buried this rich Roman city together with other urban areas such as Herculaneum, Oplontis and Stabiae. The excavations allow you to visit some public buildings, the ancient patrician villas as well as the shops, the taverns, the public housing, the brothels and much more. Furthermore, the city merges all that remains of the ancient Roman-pagan world with the Christian spirituality, witnessed by the Sanctuary dedicated to the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary of Pompeii.
There are several solutions to visit the site of Pompeii from Massa Lubrense:
The railway line begins in Sorrento. All buses that go from Massa Lubrense to Sorrento reach the Circumvesuviana train station.
From here, just take the Circumvesuviana train Sorrento-Naples and in about twenty minutes you will be arrived at the Pompei – Villa dei Misteri stop. The “Porta Marina Superiore” entrance is located opposite to the Circumvesuviana entrance. If you continue for a few meters you can also get in from the “Porta Marina Inferiore” entrance in Piazza Esedra.
Another way to easily reach the Pompeii excavations from Massa Lubrense is by car, taking the A3 Napoli-Salerno motorway (taking Pompei Ovest motorway exit). Close to the entrances of the archaeological site, there are many parking possibilities in large and specially equipped areas.
With the convenience of a car at your disposal, you can enjoy full autonomy and choose how to continue your day discovering new wonders of this vibrant city. After visiting the excavations of Pompeii, you have the opportunity to extend your trip with a visit to the imposing Vesuvius, the famous volcano which preserves a thousand-year of history, or to one of the many wine cellars nearby.
With private drivers
The rental service with driver (NCC) offered by various companies can be another valid solution for visiting Pompeii from Massa Lubrense. This option is especially suitable for those who choose to travel with their family or a small group of friends. Simply contact one of the local companies and indicate the number of passengers, the date and time of departure.