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Summer Solstice in Pompeii: we observe the sun rising between the excavations


For the June 21 2021, the day of Summer solstice, when the sun reaches the highest point in the sky, Pompeii Archaeological Park has organized a very special event: you can in fact observe the sun rise inside the excavations.

It will be a truly evocative and magical experience, the rays will illuminate the streets, in particular Via delle Terme, Via di Nola and Via dell'Abbondanza, reflecting on the architecture that survived the eruption of 79 AD

The event is organized by Scabec Campania Region and is part of the initiatives for Campania By Night summer 2021.

How to participate

The appointment to attend the event Summer Solstice in Pompeii is set for June 21, 2021 at 04:45. This initiative is reserved for a maximum of 99 spectators, for these reasons booking is mandatory and the ticket must be purchased on the official website of Ticketone or at the ticket offices of the site.

The entrance is to the excavations of Upper Marina Gate and the astronomical phenomenon will be observed along via delle Terme at hours PM05:50. There will be professors and specialists of the University of Campania which will provide you with all the useful scientific information.

During the event, the anti-Covid standards 19: temperature measurement, spacing and bezel.

Image source: Made in Pompeii

Information on Summer Solstice in Pompeii


June 21 2021


Entrance from Porta Marina Superiore, Pompeii Archaeological Excavations


04 hours: 45


Ticket 20 euros + 1,50 presale, reduced (18-25 years) 10 euros +1,50 presale, free under 18 years


Official website | for tickets: Ticketone

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