POMPEII & HERCULANEUM Day Trip from Naples

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This tour focus on the visit of the two main archaeological sites of the region: Pompeii and Herculaneum, the ancient roman cities swept away by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD.
Considered of great importance for the Roman Empire, they were at their social and economic peak at the time of the disaster. The main difference between the two places is that Pompeii was a bustling city, gateway for merchants and travellers, while the latter was more of a residential village for aristocrats and intellectuals.
Lunch break to a local restaurant, drinks not included.
After lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will be heading towards the ruins of Herculaneum.

Additional Info

Duration: 7 to 8 hours
Starts: Napoli, Italy
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours



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This tour focus on the visit of the two main archaeological sites of the region: Pompeii and Herculaneum, the ancient roman cities swept away by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD.
Considered of great importance for the Roman Empire, they were at their social and economic peak at the time of the disaster. The main difference between the two places is that Pompeii was a bustling city, gateway for merchants and travellers, while the latter was more of a residential village for aristocrats and intellectuals.
Lunch break to a local restaurant, drinks not included.
After lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will be heading towards the ruins of Herculaneum.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Pompeii Archaeological Park, Porta Marina (via Villa dei Misteri), 80045 Pompeii Italy

At the time of the dramatic eruption, Pompeii counted about 11.000 inhabitants, while Herculaneum had a population of some 5.000 people. A number of emperors and aristocrats had their holiday villas in these cities. One day, in 79 AD, several meters of ashes buried the whole area in a matter of few hours. Centuries later, in 1748, under the Bourbons government, excavation works started. The discovery was greeted with enthusiasm as it added great wealth to the kingdom and inspired the neoclassicism movement in Europe. Nowadays, the ruins of Pompeii are amongst the most visited archaeological sites in the world, while Herculaneum is renewed for its Villa dei Papiri containing a library of over 1800 papyruses.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Pompeii, Pompeii, Province of Naples, Campania

Lunch break

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Corso Resina, 187, 80056 Ercolano Italy

After lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will be heading towards the ruins of Herculaneum.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes



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