Spend a day exploring the ancient ruins of Pompeii, with was submerged in a time-capsule of rubble and ash following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
AD 79. A devastating volcanic eruption at Mount Vesuvius results in an entire Roman town being completely submerged in rubble and ash. The majority of the town's inhabitants manage to flee and the bodies of the 10% who are left behind remain preserved in time.
Despite the suffering and destruction wrought on the town by the eruption, the disaster is the only reason that the ways of life of this advanced ancient civilisation could gradually be pieced together; indeed, without the eruption, such an intimate connection between past and present would simply not exist: ash buried much of the town, preserving it as a wonderful archaeological resource for future generations – the buildings, art, artefacts, and bodies forever frozen offer a unique window on the ancient world.
Due to the vast size of Pompeii, a visit must be well-planned to ensure you get the most out of your time. On this tour, you will have your own private guide and so will be able to maximise your time and focus on the things that interest you. Uncover the most fascinating artefacts, without the hindrance of being in a large group.
You will meet your guide in Naples, where you will take a cab to Pompeii. You will spend several hours on site exploring and discussing the artefacts with your guide. Then you will take a cab back to Naples for lunch before visiting the National Archaeology Museum. Your guide will then be happy to accompany you to the train station, or point you in the right direction if you wish to explore the city by yourself.
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