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Everything you need to know about the High-Speed Train for a Day-Trip from Rome to Pompeii

Posted on July 24th, 2023

by Adriana ruiz


Starting from July 16th, the new direct connection between Rome and Pompeii will depart from Roma Termini station on the Frecciarossa, a high-speed train service operated by Trenitalia, born from the collaboration between the Ministry of Culture and the Italian State Railways Group.

 

This will allow travelers and tourists to reach Pompeii from Rome in one hour and 47 minutes and return in the evening in two hours and 15 minutes. During the journey, passengers will be able to learn about the history of ancient Pompeii through a clip broadcast on the onboard monitors.

The schedule for the new service includes a morning departure from Roma Termini at 8:53 am with a stop at Napoli Centrale at 10:03 am and arrival at Pompeii station at 10:40 am. A shuttle bus called Pompei Link will be waiting for passengers heading to the archaeological site. The return journey departs at 6:40 pm from Pompeii station, with a stop at Napoli Centrale at 7:23 pm, and arrives at Rome Termini at 8:55 pm.

This new direct connection will complement the existing 50 daily round-trip Frecciarossa services between Rome and Pompeii, which currently involve arriving at Napoli Centrale with High-Speed services and continuing to the destination using regional trains operated by Trenitalia from the nearby Piazza Garibaldi station.

About the Archaeological Park of Pompeii

Pompeii, UNESCO heritage, is a unique archaeological site capable of showing the appearance of an ancient Roman center in its entirety. The numerous testimonies of daily life from that era are some of the most vivid and powerful artifacts that have been recovered: from thousands of graffiti found on ancient walls, to various household items and vibrant frescoes adorning the houses, to the most fragile and impressive carbonized organic remains.

The ancient city covers an area of about 66 hectares, with approximately two-thirds already excavated. In addition to the numerous accessible buildings, including more than 70 structures such as public buildings (Forum, baths, shops, theaters) and private houses, the site also features:

– The Antiquarium, located near one of the entrances to the site (Piazza Esedra) leading to the Forum, which displays some of the most relevant artifacts, allowing visitors to trace the history of Pompeii from the Samnite period (4th century BC) to the tragic eruption of 79 AD, with a particular emphasis on its inseparable relationship with Rome.

– An exhibition area in the western zone, within the Grand Gymnasium, with porticos dedicated to permanent (Moregine frescoes) and temporary exhibitions. The current exhibition in the central portico is “Art and Sensuality in Pompeii’s Houses.”

New Openings
After careful restoration, some grand residences have reopened to the public, showcasing exquisite decorations. Among them are the fully accessible Villa of Diomede, the House of Dioscuri, and the House of Vettii.

On July 16th, the House of Silver Wedding will be inaugurated. It derives its name from the visit of King Umberto I and Queen Margherita of Savoy on the day of their silver wedding celebration in 1893. The house represents one of the most majestic examples of how the home of a member of Pompeii’s aristocracy would have looked. It is characterized by imposing architectural features, such as the towering Corinthian columns in the tufa atrium. The last owner of the house, Lucius Albucius Celsus, was identified based on graffiti and inscriptions found on various objects.

Pompeii for All – Barrier-Free Itinerary
Since 2016, Pompeii has implemented the “Pompeii for All” itinerary, covering over 3.5 kilometers without architectural barriers, providing full accessibility for wheelchair users and/or people with mobility difficulties to a significant part of the site.

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