Make sure you save a day of your holiday for Pompeii. Here is a city frozen in time, stopped in action when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD ... More info ›
Make sure you save a day of your holiday for Pompeii. Here is a city frozen in time, stopped in action when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. Remains of temples, villas and streets have been uncovered and they more or less look just as they did 2,000 years ago. You’ll even get to see the people who were turned to stone trying to flee the city in its final hours. The ancient town of Herculaneum, is another must see. While it’s somewhat overshadowed by its big brother Pompeii, the irony is that it’s actually better preserved. Rather than being buried in hot ash, it was engulfed by a mudslide, thereby conserving a lot of the wooden beams, roofs and domestic items. No words do it justice –see it for yourself.
Enjoy a full-day tour from Sorrento to the 2 towns that were destroyed by the dramatic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD
See original timbers and clay pots,stored as they would have been at the time of the eruption of Vesuvius. Go to the grand house and courtyard of the House of the Argus, dwarfed by the opposite hotel. Other highlights include the well-preserved frescoes and mosaics of the public baths, and a house of carbonized furniture with an intact marital bed. It’s believed that many of the town’s inhabitants managed to flee just in time.
Admire the frescoed floor of the House of Neptune, including portraits of the owners and their garden flowers and vegetables immortalized in dazzling mosaics. Discover shops and a city gymnasium, all brought to life by the experienced guides.
Drive to Pompeii, where your guide will lead you to the main features of the ancient city, including the public baths, city bakeries, and even a brothel.
The Roman city remains one the most stunning archaeological sites on the Italian peninsula, and one of the most visited ruins in the world. Experience it much as it existed more than 2,000 years ago, as you wander through perfect stone-paved streets, houses, temples, and the Forum.