Enjoy a half-day trip to the ruins of Pompeii, an ancient Roman city destroyed and buried in ash from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. See the remarkably well-preserved buildings, furnishings, and art that have been uncovered by archeologists.
What to Expect
You’ll be picked up in the morning at your agreed meeting point for the drive to Pompeii, where you’ll have 3 hours to explore the ancient city without feeling rushed.
On 24 August 79 A.D. Vesuvius erupted, burying the nearby Roman town of Pompeii in ash and soot, killing around 3,000 people, and preserving the city in its state from that fateful day.
The remainder of the uncovered city is buried under the new Pompeii, rebuilt many years after the eruption. Archeological excavations are open to the public between the hours of 09:00 and 18:00 every day of the week, and on request a licensed guide can be arranged for a Pompeii tour.
Pompeii is an excavation site and outdoor museum of the ancient Roman settlement. This site is one of the few where an ancient city has been preserved in detail. You’ll find everything from jars and tables to paintings frozen in time. This site, along with Herculaneum which suffered the same fate, offer an unprecedented opportunity to see how the people in the area lived 2,000 years ago.
On the way back we will you’ll make a stop to taste the famous and original buffalo mozzarella.
- Transportation in a comfortable car with double air-conditioning
- Refreshments (in the vehicle)
- Highway tolls and parking
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