The gem of Roman Archeology in Naples!
The buried buildings of Pompeii were designed to last only a few decades, but here they are!
Still standing after nearly 2000 years!
The excavations at Pompeii offer a great insight on the daily life in the Roman society in all its aspects: let me guide you through the ancient streets, theatres, public buildings, private, luxurious homes, thermal baths, shops and many other surprises that this wonderful site has to offer!
*If you are more than 7 please ask for a customized tour.
**The tour is available as a Private Shore Excursion from the Port of Naples, Sorrento or Salerno. The price indicated is from Naples port. For the prices from Sorrento or Salerno port, please, ask for a customized tour.
Once in town, you'll walk on the original roads made of volcanic rocks and you'll notice big blocks emerging from the road: they are stepping stones used by pedestrians to avoid getting wet when it rained.
You'll see several shops on the streets with large vases built in a masonry counter: those are the Roman taverns, where very many ancient Pompeians would stop for lunch.
You will see a bakery and by one of the main streets, you will find a thermal bath, where both men and women went for daily hygiene. From there we'll go to the city centre, called Forum, that hosts all the public buildings: temples, the market, offices. In the Forum you will also see examples of the famous human casts. Pompeii had three places for public performances: an outdoor theatre, an indoor theatre and a big amphitheatre for gladiators or beast fights and we'll visit at least one of those places.
After the tour, you could stop for a few minutes for a refreshment or souvenirs shops
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Monument/Building
Duration: 4 hours
Traffic or timetable changes might affect the duration of the tour.
Wear comfortable shoes.
The walking will be adjusted according to the group pace but still, this tour requires some resistance, especially when it is very hot.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 EUR - Food, admission fees.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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Lome was very knowledgeable and had great spirit. She really got us thru the crowds.