Pompeii excavations: skip-the-line private tour

In Pompeii it still seems to hear the shouting of the inhabitants. Entering homes is an emotion that leaves no escape to the imagination: they are the best testimony of life in ancient Rome.
It is as if Vesuvius, with its eruption, had taken a photograph of the last moment of life in Pompeii. And the negative, guarded by ash and lapilli, has arrived intact today. There is no place in the world that arouses such charm …
The casts of the fleeing inhabitants are cruel, but at the same time fascinating, scenes that bring back feelings of fear and horror. The final moment of a city that exhaled its last (but eternal!) Breath of life.
* Duration: 4 hours
* Starts: Pompei, Italy
* Trip Category: Walking & Biking Tours >> Walking Tours




In Pompeii it still seems to hear the shouting of the inhabitants. Entering homes is an emotion that leaves no escape to the imagination: they are the best testimony of life in ancient Rome.
It is as if Vesuvius, with its eruption, had taken a photograph of the last moment of life in Pompeii. And the negative, guarded by ash and lapilli, has arrived intact today. There is no place in the world that arouses such charm …
The casts of the fleeing inhabitants are cruel, but at the same time fascinating, scenes that bring back feelings of fear and horror. The final moment of a city that exhaled its last (but eternal!) Breath of life.

Itinerary

Together with a certified guide we visit the ancient Pompeii, the largest archaeological site in the world.
Stroll along the narrow streets overlooked by houses, taverns, bakeries and shops, walk along narrow streets that hide brothels and patrician villas, enter theaters, gymnasiums, spas, markets, until you reach the Forum, the nerve center of the city.
The interiors of the houses are decorated with splendid frescoes (such as the extraordinary Villa dei Misteri) and refined mosaics, while the graffiti of the people on the walls can still be read. Demonstration of a city alive with feelings and passions.
From goose bumps the casts of the inhabitants whose breath suddenly stopped and the ashes ended up crystallizing their expressions and attitudes: desperate on the run, individuals hugging each other, women and children huddled, bodies contorted by harmful gases and even a dog tied to a leash … These are the most authentic and tragic images of that catastrophe that buried Pompeii creating its myth.

Stop At:

• Pompeii Archaeological Park, Porta Marina (via Villa dei Misteri), 80045 Pompeii Italy