January 10 2014
ERCOLANO AND POMPEI
Tour up to a maximum of 4 people
The Vesuvius eruption in 79 AD flooded with lava all the little Vesuvius towns in the nearby. Hercolaneum was destroyed by a 25 m thick layer of mud and lava. It is merely the mud that preserved all the rests without any great changements thanks to its seal function. The beauty of Herculaneum villas is amazing. If we look at their villas, all built just in front of the sea we will understand how lots of rich Romans enjoyed to spend their holidays over there. Walking along Decumani of Hercolaneum is like walking through the time: their houses, their baths and temples, have saved their former colours. The archaeological site of Hercolaneum is one of the most beautiful in the world. Pompeii’ s fate is inexorably linked to the Vesuvius. Each time we talk about Pompeii our mind always remembers about how its volcano in 79 AD signed its end by a violent eruption. All the stories concerning the eruption’s days written by Pliny the younger to Tacitus are very famous and dramatic. The roman writer described his uncle Pliny the Elder’s death during the eruption. After the disaster, Pompeii was buried under an over 6 m thick layer of ash and lapilli. This tragedy put an end to this town even though it was these very buried wall saved one of the most famous archaeological and picturesque sites known to man. Walking along the Decumani and the Insule paved with the original stones it is the most wonderful and striking experience that a man can live. Pompeii’s temples, fori, houses and villas, streets, amphitheaters and Roman theaters enchanted the visitor by taking him in an imaginative journey through time.
This tour starts and ends at the Hotel.
The departure is scheduled at about 9 am
The tour lasts approximately 6/8 hours.
You will visit: Ercolano e Pompei
The timetable for each visit is linked to the importance and the huge of things to see. However, you can define some different time staying by an agreement with your guide or driver.
The price does not include any entrance ticket to monuments.
The price does not include any lunch
We suggest to wear some comfortable shoes, hat and sunglasses during spring and summer period. Do not miss to have a bottle of water with you.
Price to tour up to 4 people