Herculaneum Tour

Private sightseeing tour Introduction:

Herculaneum is one of the best preserved

Roman archaeological sites in the world:

it's originally one of the Greek colonies

of Southern Italy (so-called Magna Graecia)

founded in the 5th century BC

that at the end will be conquered by the Roman troops

sent by the Dictator Lucius Cornelius Sulla

(89 BC).

In its Roman phase Herculaneum will become one of the

most exclusive resorts of Mediterranean area

where the most illustrious citizens of Rome

loved having a second home, i.e. a villa for vacations.

Tour Duration: 2 Hours

Maximum Number of People: 10

Tour Type: Walking Only

Tour Price: Price Per Group EUR €130,00

Tour Highlights:

The famous residential town of Herculaneum was completely covered

with 80 up to 100 feet of mud and lava

on August 24th AD during the first and most violent

eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.

It remained under these volcanic materials

for 17 centuries about, in fact the first archaeological

explorations (done originally by undergound tunnels)

are ordered by the Spanish Boubon King Charles III

(King of Naples and Sicily) only 1738.

In the archaeological site of

Herculaneum I can explain you

the most important houses,

shops, baths, public buildings, temples

villas and the inner artefacts

(mosaics, frescoes, stuccoed

decorations, graffiti, inscriptions

and so on)

as well as the daily life

of the ancient Romans

at the time of the

eruption which buried this

Vesuvian town.

Even if this site is smaller than Pompeii

it's very interesting to visit

because of its gorgeous villas and shops

which are in an extraordinarily

good state of preservation,

in fact they still show

the 2nd and sometimes even

the 3rd floor

and the original wooden

furniture such as balconies, steps,

folding gates, partitions, sliding doors,

laundry presses and so on,

items one can not see in Pompeii

because Herculaneum was buried by mud

(and not by ashes like Pompeii)

and mud protected perfectly

the wooden furniture inside the private houses

and shops and their upper floors.

Tour Inclusions:

Guided visit only.

Tour Exclusions:

The tour doesn't include entrance fees and tip for the service (10% minimum).

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Doug A. 18 May 2014

We had a super tour of Herculaneum. Pina met us at the Naples train station and got us quickly/safely to the site. Once there, her colleague, Salvatore, gave us a fantastic 3 hour tour. He was patient, articulate, and very knowledgeable. We couldn't have done better! Doug/Connie/Ralph/Jenny