Category: Cultural & Theme Tours, Cultural Tours, Cultural Tour
Location: Italy, Salerno – Italy
Leaves from: Salerno, Italy
Duration: 9 to 10 hours
Day Trip from Salerno: Pompeii and Herculaneum – private tour
Probably the world’s most famous archaeological site, Pompeii needs little introduction. The prosperous market town was destroyed but also perfectly preserved by an eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, and since its rediscovery and excavation it has captured the imagination of millions. Our guide will bring this ancient resort town to life and ensure that your get to explore all of its most important treasures.
Herculaneum is smaller than Pompeii but was coated in a thick layer of pyroclastic material during the eruption which preserved the ancient city much better. In addition to preserved buildings, skeletons and interior decorations, wooden objects like beds, doors, and roofs have were protected from decay. Herculaneum was a wealthier city than Pompeii, so the glimpse into ancient life is even more luxurious and impressive.
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