Tours of Pompeii from Naples: one day back in Roman Empire
Naples, a city of history: capital city in Campania today, was once the most important town of Southern Italian kingdom before Italy became a country in 1861. Campania is a region so rich in history, culture, tradition thanks to the variety of different dominations throughout thousands of years, such as Greek and Romans in ancient times or Spanish and French in more recent times, left a huge influence in the local background population and created a mixed, unique culture.
In the surrounding area, reachable with a comfortable day trip, we find two important landmarks: the Mount Vesuvius, the majestic volcano that you will see in the background of all panoramic pictures of the Bay of Naples, and Pompeii, a Roman city that has lived until today preserved under the lava and ashes of the Vesuvius itself.
Private tours of Pompeii: why it should be in your bucket list
Pompeii has been an attraction to tourists since the 18th century and was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in year 1997. Why the buzz and the drawing of so many tourists then to this ancient Roman town?
From the very first discovery uncovering Pompeii in year 1599, it has since over the years been unearthed more and more – following the entire city being buried under 4 to 6 metres (13 to 20 feet) of vocalic ash and pumice as a result of Mount Vesuvius’ eruption in year 79 AD.
Objects and persons buried underneath the volcanic ashes were well intact and preserved due to them being underground with lack of air and moisture. This resulted in very little to no decaying of mentioned persons and objects. This enabled tourists and archaeologists to observe in much detail as to the way of living of the people back then – through their paintings, houses, structures, and the people who were discovered in the very same positions as when they died from the volcano eruption.
Since the uncovering, archaeologists have strived for preservation due to rapid damage in way of deterioration from exposure to light, water, methods of evacuation, tourism, vandalisms and thefts. In line with this, excavations have generally been put to a stop and less than 1/3 of structures are open for tourism.
Pompeii in its own right, churned some notable mentions including but not limited to British, American, Canadian, German TV series, music, film (for e.g. Pompeii, a 2014 German-Canadian film directed by Paul W.S. Anderson) and documentaries.
Pompeii ruins: best things to see in Pompeii
Some of the attractions one can witness in Pompeii: The Forum with Vesuvius in the background; the House of the Faun, the largest private villa; the Temple of Apollo (a Roman temple dedicated to the Greek and Roman god Apollo); the Amphitheatre of Pompeii; the “Garden of the Fugitives” – where one can witness victims preserved in casts.
Not only you can enjoy guided tours of Pompeii in a comfortable day trip with us, but there’s more. A great opportunity to learn more and have a complete vision of the history of Pompeii is to join both tours of Pompeii and Herculaneum or a tour of Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius. If you are looking for the best and affordable tours of Pompeii prices are not a concern with us since you can join comfortable group tours with great deals!