Pompeii & Herculaneum Back

Departs from : Sapri

Duration : Hours

Type : Public

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Price Per Person : EUR 68.00

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If you like walking, and are interested in the ancient world, this is the tour for you. Pompeii and  Herculaneum are the largest towns of the five buried by the Vesuvian eruption of 79 AD, and they are also the most fully excavated, although they were buried by the same eruption, Pompeii was covered mainly by ash, and Herculaneum by mud and lava, it is interesting to compare building techniques and life style walking round the sites, as Pompeii  lived off commerce. Where as Herculaneum was a fishing community, but by the first century it was becoming a fashionable holiday resort both towns were discovered and excavated mid 18th century. About 75% of Pompeii  has now been excavated, compared to 25 % of Herculaneum, where the new town been built over the archaeological site.
 
There is a lunch between the two visits, and return to Sorrento is in the late afternoon.    
 
 


Tour Highlights and What's Included

  1. Detailed explanation of sites
  2. English speaking professional tour guide
  3. Entrance Fees
  4. Road Tolls
  5. Transportation in deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
  6. Visit to Pompeii with entrance fees included

What's Not Included

  1. Gratuities of any type
  2. Lunch

Heraculaneum


 

 

At the feet of Mount Vesuvius, in an area blessed with a superb mild climate, Herculaneum is known throughout the world for the remains of its Roman city buried, along with Pompei, under the ashes provoked by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D.

At the archaeological site of Herculaneum it is possible to visit the House of Argo, theHouse of the Deer, the House of the Gem, the House of the Bicentenary, the House of the Mosaic, the House of the Relief of Telephus, the House of the Carbonized Partition, the House of the Mosaic Atrium, the Samnite House, the Gymnasium, the Theatre, theBaths, the Suburban Baths and the Villa of the Papyrus.

As well as being site of great archaeological interest, Herculaneum has a flourishing economy thanks to its agricultural industry, and in particular its floricultural industry, responsible for one of Italy's most prolific productions of carnations and roses. Herculaneum is an important port with small fleet of fishing boats and merchant ships which provides employment for a great number of the town's inhabitants. At the large market of Pugliano both new and used items of clothing are sold.

 
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