Pompeii and Naples Archeological Museum 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 with ashes and lapillus. The buried city was rediscovered in the 16th Century, but it was only in 1748 that the exploration phase began. Located under the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, Naples is the most vibrant, steaming, bubbling, reverberating city in Italy, in which each is a work not yet composed. The National Archaeological Museum of Naples is one of the most remarkable collections of ancient exhibits in the world; its galleries house historical collections which can justly claim to be a cornerstone of Italian cultural history. These include the wealth of gems and sculptures inherited by the Bourbons from the Farnese collections; the treasures from Herculaneum and Pompeii, a unique heritage of frescoes, sculptures, ornaments and everyday objects.

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Duration: 10 to 11 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 with ashes and lapillus. The buried city was rediscovered in the 16th Century, but it was only in 1748 that the exploration phase began. Located under the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, Naples is the most vibrant, steaming, bubbling, reverberating city in Italy, in which each is a work not yet composed. The National Archaeological Museum of Naples is one of the most remarkable collections of ancient exhibits in the world; its galleries house historical collections which can justly claim to be a cornerstone of Italian cultural history. These include the wealth of gems and sculptures inherited by the Bourbons from the Farnese collections; the treasures from Herculaneum and Pompeii, a unique heritage of frescoes, sculptures, ornaments and everyday objects.

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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: Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli – Salone Meridiana, Piazza Museo, 27, 80135 Napoli NA, Italy

“See Naples and then die”. In other words, before you die, you must experience the beauty and magnificence of Naples. Although it was a major part of the 18th century, it has been overshadowed by cities such as Rome, Florence, and Venice. Ideal Naples to be seen at least once – ideally several times – before you die. Join our Naples tours and you’ll discover this fascinating city in rich art, history and food. From the breathtaking collection of Roman statues at the Archaeological Museum to the delicious pizza, here are some of the reasons to make Naples your next destination. The collection of this extraordinary museum is arguably one of the best in Italy, but in Europe. Here you’ll find gargantuan Roman statues such as the Farnese Bull, as well as some exquisite mosaics and frescoes from Pompeii and Herculaneum. For anyone interested in Roman art, it’s unmissable.

Duration: 2 hours



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