... Private guided tour to Pompeii and Herculaneum Ruins

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Private guided tour to Pompeii and Herculaneum Ruins

Duration

5 Time

Level:

Medium - For the whole family

Availability:

From January to December

Pickup:

At the hotel

Tour Info

The archaeological excavations of Pompeii and Herculaneum, buried by 79 AD eruption of Vesuvius, have been declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco, as they are:

"able to provide a complete and vivid picture of society and daily life at a given moment in the past that is unparalleled anywhere in the world. In the whole area, it is still possible today to admire sculptures, mosaics and murals of rare beauty."

Immerse yourself completely in history for a day, in glorious Roman days and visit the two symbolic places that best represent it.

Our guide will be at the entrance of the Pompeii excavations in Piazza Anfiteatro holding a sign with the AroundVesuvio logo.

You will start your Pompeii visit with an introduction to the famous eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. and its effects on both cities and their discovery.

You will continue with the visit of the Amphitheater and the casts of the people who tried in vain to escape the violent eruption, crossing the entire Via dell'Abbondanza, with the major frescoed domus (villas), the Theater, the Forum, the Baths and (at your discretion) the Lupanare, the ancient brothel of the city.

Once the visit is over, you will have time for a short break before reaching Herculaneum with our driver in a minivan, where the second part of the guided tour will be held.

The most important difference between Pompeii and Herculaneum, even if they date back to the same period, is that Herculaneum was covered by a pyroclastic cloud which, cooling down, assumed a composition similar to a mud capable of penetrating everywhere thus preventing the decomposition of the materials.

This made it possible to find many objects of common use in an excellent state of conservation as well as the most extraordinary finds of Papyrus (books of the time), boats, amphorae, statues, bas-reliefs, splendid monuments and excellent frescoes.

The luxury rooms of the domus are on average superior to those of the domus of Pompeii, also because the city was the holiday resort of rich Romans with their seafront villas.

 for that reason, Herculaneum does not represent a "repetition" of what may have been seen in Pompeii but the right integration for a curious tourist who is passionate about the history and culture of our ancestors. 

Included in the service

  • 2-hour guided tour of Pompeii with an official local guide and archeology expert
  • City map with recommended itineraries
  • Short break of 30 mins (if requested by the client)
  • Transfer by minivan from Pompeii to Herculaneum
  • 2-hour guided tour of Herculaneum with an official local guide and archeology expert

Not included in the service

  • Entrance ticket to Pompeii

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