Herculaneum, Pompeii and Paestum Private Day Tour from Rome

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In 62 A.D. a violent earthquake struck the Vesuvius area. Seventeen years later, on August 24, 79 A.D., the sudden eruption of Vesuvius buried Pompeii and Herculaneum with ashes and lapillus. The buried cities were rediscovered in the 16th Century, but it was only in 1748 that the exploration phase began under the King of Naples Charles III of Bourbon. Our guides will bring you this ancient resort towns to life. After a lovely travel along the Tirrenian Coast we will reach Paestum. Here myth and legend coexist. The Temple of Ceres, the Temple of the Neptune, the Amphitheater (a Typical Roman Building), and the National Archeological Museum, which allows the visitors to retrace the Greek, Lucan and Roman History of the city. Here a unique example of Greek painting is kept: The Diver’s Tomb.

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Duration: 12 to 13 hours
Starts: Rome, Italy
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours



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In 62 A.D. a violent earthquake struck the Vesuvius area. Seventeen years later, on August 24, 79 A.D., the sudden eruption of Vesuvius buried Pompeii and Herculaneum with ashes and lapillus. The buried cities were rediscovered in the 16th Century, but it was only in 1748 that the exploration phase began under the King of Naples Charles III of Bourbon. Our guides will bring you this ancient resort towns to life. After a lovely travel along the Tirrenian Coast we will reach Paestum. Here myth and legend coexist. The Temple of Ceres, the Temple of the Neptune, the Amphitheater (a Typical Roman Building), and the National Archeological Museum, which allows the visitors to retrace the Greek, Lucan and Roman History of the city. Here a unique example of Greek painting is kept: The Diver’s Tomb.

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

The spectral ruins of ancient Pompeii lead to one of the world’s most engrossing archaeological experiences. Much of the site ‘s value is in the fact that the city is not blown away by Vesuvius in AD 79 but buried under a layer of lapilli (burning fragments of pumice stone). Walk in the streets of Rome, Rome, Rome, Rome, Italy. With a private and historical guide, you will be able to visit Europe’s most important archaeological site.

Duration: 2 hours

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

Mount Vesuvius, submerged under a torrent of mud and lava after Mount Vesuvius eruption in 79 AD. The buildings have been walking down the streets Together with your guide, you’ll visit many important sites, public baths with their well-preserved frescoes and mosaics, shops and the gymnasium.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum, Via Magna Grecia 919, 84047 Paestum, Capaccio-Paestum Italy

One of Italy’s most majestic sights on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea, Paestum is a major ancient Greek city on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea in Magna Graecia. After its foundation by Greek colonists under the name of Poseidonia it was eventually conquered by the Lucanians and later by the Romans. The Lucanians renamed it to Paistos and in turn the Romans gave the city its current name. The ruins of the ancient Greek temples, dating back to the 6th century BC, which are in a very good state of preservation. Doric temples, which are thought to be dedicated to the city’s namesake Poseidon (known to the Romans as Neptune), Hera and Ceres. The Temples of Neptune and Hera are located next to the Southern end of the site, while the smaller Temple of Ceres is at the Northern end.

Duration: 2 hours



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