Full immersion in the Roman world
If you wish to visit the Roman towns this is the perfect occasion. We are the privileged witnesses of an Ancient culture that still survives owing to the tragical burial under the pyroclastic flows of Mount Vesuvius that erupted on AD 79. Pompeii was a commercial town, very huge and well organized and during the visit you'll experience a typical day of the Pompeians walking along the roads where they walked and visiting their houses.
Herculaneum is smaller than Pompeii but it shows you another face, that of the intimate spaces of private homes.
There are some differences between Pompeii and Herculaneum that will be highlighted during the tour for a more complete view of the Roman world
We we'll meet at the train station of Pompeii that is at a very short distance from the entrance of the site or by the entrance called Porta Marina Inferiore. I will be there holding a sign with your name written on it.
The Archaeological site is very huge and during this tour we will see the highlights such as the Theaters, the Forum, at least one private house, the plaster casts and the Thermal Baths. Don't hesitate to ask if you have special requests, After Pompeii we'll go straight to Herculaneum by train for the visit of Pompeii's siter.
The tour starts with the visit of the Ancient shore of Herculaneum. This is the place where you'll see the skeletons of the victims of the eruption. The tour continues visiting the private houses, the Thermopolia (small fast food), the stores, and bakeries for discovering how people lived 2000 years ago. Telling you about its history and its evolution I will show you the traces of its opulence.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We meet at train station of Pompeii or at the entrance of the Archaeological site called Porta Marina Inferiore.
End location: The tour ends in the same place where we met.
Duration: 6 hours
For going from Pompeii to Herculaneum we'll take the train Circumvesuviana that takes about 20 minutes + 10 minutes walk to reach the Archaeological site.
This is a walking tour. A vehicle can be provided upon request (please message me for a quote).
Guided service for both Archaeological sites and assistance during the tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
26 Euro - Entrance fees for Pompeii and Herculaneum. The price is per person.
Entrance fees (free entrance for under 18 provided with a valid identification document), meal.
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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Ilaria was extremely accommodating in working with our time frame and emailing us back and forth even before we left the USA. She was very knowledgable and spoke English beautifully. She picked and chose the most and best things to see in each of the locations so as not to overwhelm us but to give us the flavor of the experience. She even allowed us the time to have a picnic lunch in between the different tours and accompanied us on the train home. We would highly recommend her.