HERCULANEUM - Mt.VESUVIUS - POMPEII
Spend a day surrounded by most interesting parts of the local history and suggestive ruins visiting the archaeological sites of the buried towns Pompeii and Herculaneum and climbing up the awesome volcano that caused their destruction more than 2000 years ago, from where you can have a clear view of Napoli and Sorrento coast and enjoy the experience of having lunch in a restaurant on a Volcano. If you want to explore in a more detailed way the archeological areas, we can book for you a personal autorized guide of our trust, who will meet just outside the entrance of ruins.
Herculaneum was an ancient Roman town, a holiday village by the sea for wealthy romans, famous for the fishing and suggestive vineyards, as Pompei was buried by the eruption of the Volcano Mount Vesuvio in 79 A.D. but in a different way. As a matter of fact volcaninc ashes didn’t fall on the town but it was hit by a such high temperatures blast that it carbonised items in the city, this is why we can admire houses almost intact and see highly degradable materials like wood, furniture and papyrus. Today in Ercoalno is possible to admire incredibly well adorned houses, with amazing frescoes that will enchat you and bring you back to the fast of the ancient Romans.
Mount Vesuvius is one of the most important Volcano in the world as it is the only active of the Continental Europe. It’s known in the History for the destructive eruption of the 79 AD that destroyed many towns nearby, among which Pompei and Ercolano. Your personal driver will take you till 1000 metres and help you with the tickets, then there will be the begging of a pleasant climb of about 40 minutes till the top, along the way you will meet the internal guides of the site that will explain to you the history of the Volcano, its activities and on what can be seen from the mount. The view from the top is breathtaking, in fact in the clear days there is an amazing view on the Gulf of Napoli and on the archaeological site of Pompei and Ercolano. On the volcano you will also find a renowned winery that allows you to discover the typical flavours of the Neapolitan area. There after a visit of the vineyard, with an explanation of the chief winemaker on the methods of production, there will be a lunch with fresh food and a tasting of their own wine.
Pompeii was an ancient Roman commercial centre that was submerged by the ashes after the destructive eruption of the 79 A.D. of the Volcano Mount Vesuvio. Today Pompei is not fully discovered, but offers to its visitors a pretty complete image of the lifestyle of the time, with the Forum, the streets of the old market, the Thermal area and the Villas. In addition to the to archaeological charm of the site, it can be actually seen the magnificence of the roman art thanks to the, incredibly well preserved, frescoes found in the Villas. This town shows a piece of past from a very fascinating historical period and it can’t be missed!
So this will be the perfect day, between history and local flavours.
Duration: 8/9 hours
Include: Mercedes vehicle, english speaking driver, highway tolls, parking, fuel.
Exclude: entrance fees, autorized guide within the ruins, restaurant, tips.
Helpful info: Pompei entrance fee 11,00 euro, Vesuvio national park entance fee 10,00 euro, Ercolano entrance fee 11,00 euro. Please note that there is a possibility to purchase a unique ticket for both archaeological site at cost of € 20,00 per person.