History and useful information
A provincial seaside town, which was buried by one of the most disastrous volcanic eruptions of all time. Walking around the town takes you right back into the Roman period. You can visit private houses, shops, bakeries, snack bars, public baths, theatres and an amphitheatre. A walking tour can last from 2 hours to a full day. The visit can be combined with Vesuvius, Herculaneum or Naples (museum or panoramic sightseeing trip).
Pompeii in the following excursions
Visit Pompeii and Herculaneum with Guide Centre Guides
Full day guided excursion by coach, to the famous archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Pompeii holds an intense fascination for visitors today. Following the eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius in the year 79 AD, Pompeii lay buried and forgotten for hundreds of years. We visit the site with its frescoed homes, bath houses and public buildings. Herculaneum, like Pompeii, was destroyed by the eruption of 79 AD. There are beautiful villas which were owned by rich Romans, and the village was residential and not as commercially important as Pompeii. When the catastrophe of 79 AD occurred, Herculaneum was buried by a torrent of mud that hardened into a soft tufa (a kind of coarse rock) that preserved many of the wooden parts of houses and household objects which can be seen today. A large portion of old Herculaneum is still buried, and certainly many art treasures are still to be found as excavations are ongoing. Return to Sorrento in the afternoon.
Visit Pompeii and Vesuvius with Guide Centre Guides
Pompeii holds an intense fascination for visitors today. Following the eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius in the year 79 AD, the thriving and prosperous town of Pompeii lay buried and forgotten for hundreds of years. After the visit of homes with their original frescoes, bathhouses and other public buildings, there is free time for lunch. Then there is a bus ride up to the height of 3,000 ft on the volcano, from where you can walk to the crater. Visit accompanied by authorized mountain guide. Mount Vesuvius dominates the Bay of Naples, and is the only active volcano on the mainland of Europe. The slopes are covered with vineyards and woods and provide an innocent looking backdrop for the bustling towns below. The coach will take you to the altitude of 1,000 metres, from where you can walk to the very top and admire splendid panoramic views across the bay. Remember to bring comfortable shoes (not sandals) and your camera.