POMPEII, HERCULANEUM, MOUNT VESUVIUS

Tour Description 

POMPEII

With all three of these most fascinating places in close proximity to each other, it is possible with the aid of our professional private driver to see them all in a one-day tour. It is especially interesting to visit the ruins in Pompeii and Herculaneum in the same day, as they are both very different to one another.

Pompeii of course was the great Roman city, which was covered in ash when Mt Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. Most of the buildings or focal points of the town are still visible and with the help of a guide on a private tour, it is easy to imagine Pompeii as it was once upon a time, visiting the Pompeii Ruins is a must on your agenda. The site of Pompeii, the petrified memorial to Vesuvius's eruption in AD 79, is the largest, most accessible, and probably most famous excavation. A busy commercial center with a population of 10,000–20,000, today it's choked with both the dust of 25 centuries and more than 5 million visitors every year; only by escaping the hordes and lingering along its silent streets can you truly fall under the site's spell. On a quiet backstreet, all you need is a little imagination to picture life in this ancient town.

HERCULANEUM

In 79 AD, the cataclysmic volcanic eruption that obliterated Pompeii also buried the seaside town of Herculaneum, known today as Ercolano. Hidden until the 18th century, its artful frescoes and mosaics have retained much color and are truly a sight to behold. Your tour includes visits to the House of the Mosaic Atrium, the House of Neptune and Amphitrite and the House of the Deer. Continuing on your walk you will visit the Decumanus, the Palestra, the Basilica and the Thermal Baths of the Forum.

The Herculaneum town, which was buried beneath the mud and lava as opposed to ash, as with Pompeii. There are timbers still in place, doorways which look untouched and furniture in the buildings, the extreme heat, toxic gases and

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