Pompeii became prosperous by taking advantage of the rich soil which was nourished by the volcanic ash from Mount Vesuvius. Its inhabitants grew used to earth tremors as the volcano rumbled.
They became too used to them in fact and were caught unawares in 79 AD when Vesuvius had a significant eruption and the town of Pompeii was, literally, suffocated in heat and ash, so that almost all the inhabitants died. The ash which had destroyed all life had preserved its remains in perfect condition and the town of Pompeii essentially became a window on the past, giving unprecedented insights into life in a Roman town as well as the sort of Latin spoken by ordinary people. [readmore] A visit to Pompeii is an experience you will never forget, particularly since you will have the help of a guide to explain the site to you and answer your questions. Once you have seen Pompeii, there will be a break for lunch in a local restaurant located in a panoramic place along the slopes: you will enjoy a fantastic pizza, one of the many symbols of Naples.
After lunch, you will be taken to visit Pompeii's nemesis, Vesuvius. The route that will take you to the top of the volcano goes through a National Park of unusual beauty. Pine forests and lush woods, brooms by the bright yellow flowers and an uncanny volcanic landscape.
The most spectacular drive with amazing views of the bay of Naples. After a drive of about half a mile, you will reach the top of the volcano on foot, where an expert vulcanologist will provide an interesting talk and answer any questions.Lee mas
IMPORTANT: Kindly note that the Live Guide inside the ruins will be replaced by an Audio Guide for groups of less than 6 participants
IMPORTNAT: Please note that both Pompeii Ruins and Vesuvius entrance fees are not included. Guide will collect the money on site and purchase the tickets. Skip the line access is always guaranteed
Pick up service will take place at the closest assembly point to your accommodation in Naples. Usually the pick up time is scheduled 30-40 minutes before the tour departure
Comfortable shoes suggested
Free cancellation not less than 48 hours in advance