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First Sunday free Pompeii

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First Sunday free Pompeii

Is it possible if you get to Pompeii to still visit for about 2.5 hours without it being to over crowded?

Thinking of doing this with a guide 5/6/2018.

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1. Re: First Sunday free Pompeii

First see if you can get a guide to agree to that date, your question may be answered.

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2. Re: First Sunday free Pompeii

Pompeii is a massive site with soo many areas to go. Overcrowded can be different for each person.

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3. Re: First Sunday free Pompeii

Yes, but they do have an absolute maximum number of visitors and they do refuse to allow anyone in once they hit that number.

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4. Re: First Sunday free Pompeii

"but they do have an absolute maximum number of visitors and they do refuse to allow anyone in once they hit that number."

I would be curious on what that number is. Would you happen to know?

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5. Re: First Sunday free Pompeii

Yes, the number is 15,000: ansa.it/campania/notizie/2015/05/09/pompei-s…

In the first year of free Sundays they had one May Sunday with more than 35,000 visitors, which they quickly realized was an unsustainable number: https:/…

Houston, Texas
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6. Re: First Sunday free Pompeii

ok thanks for sharing!!

New South Wales...
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7. Re: First Sunday free Pompeii

Yes the site is huge but every corner of it is not accessible or worth seeing and I’d love to know how 35,000 people accessed the three toilet blocks - no wonder numbers are capped.

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8. Re: First Sunday free Pompeii

Does Easter Sunday this year qualify for free admission?

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