Pompeii and Herculaneum tours from Naples
Welcome to Pompeii and Herculaneum
The excavations of Herculaneum and Pompeii are one of the most visited places in Campania and also in all of Italy. Here, the fascination with history and human tragedy is strong and incredibly suggestive.
The best seasons to visit Pompeii and Herculaneum are spring and autumn, as it is not too hot or cold. In summer especially, moving under the sun for long stretches inside the archaeological site can be tiring. You will have to remember therefore, to wear a right and above all comfortable, simple clothing, putting comfortable shoes that will allow you to walk without particular difficulties. Inside the excavations there are refreshment points, and also the services. However, we advise you to bring a bottle of water with you.
Herculaneum, formerly known as Herculaneum, became sadly famous for its tragic fate which, in 79 AD C., together with the city of Pompeii, razed it to the ground. Due to the eruption of Vesuvius, the city was completely overwhelmed and buried under a powerful layer of ash, mud and lava flows. Almost two millennia after the fatal tragedy, caused by the Vesuvius, thanks to the excavations, many finds were discovered. Those were from the Roman era, they have actually been preserved almost intact. Unlike Pompeii, Herculaneum is less extensive and can, therefore, be visited in much less time.
Herculaneum maybe offers visitors a more complete testimony, of the Roman world, compared to Pompeii. A few steps from the archaeological site stands one of the most famous virtual museums in Italy, the Mav. In the Virtual Archaeological Museum, thanks to the incredible realistic videos, you have the opportunity to relive that era and, consequently, also the tragedy that occurred due to the very violent eruption of the volcano. It is a unique experience, which will allow you to understand and know how people lived at that time and which was the standard of living of the Roman cities, as well as to observe the splendor of the golden years of Herculaneum and Pompeii, before the fateful eruption of 79 d. C.
Best tours of Pompeii and Herculaneum
Traveling by public transports for a tour of Herculaneum and Pompeii from Naples can be uncomfortable and a bit tiring. Organized trips are certainly the choice of the many tourists in love with history and archeology. Click here to discover the best tours to Herculaneum and Pompeii from Naples: