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Ruins of Herculaneum Visitalia Art and Food Tour

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Ruins of Herculaneum Visitalia Art and Food Tour

A three-hour guided tour to discover the UNESCO-listed Ruins of Herculaneum, the ancient Roman town destroyed by Mt. Vesuvius eruption in 79 AD. The tour will end on a yummy note, with a taste of Neapolitan delicious street food.

This guided tour will lead you to discover the astonishing UNESCO-listed Ruins of Herculaneum, the ancient Roman town destroyed by Mt. Vesuvius eruption in 79 AD.

Though the ruins of Pompeii are more popular, those of Herculaneum are much better preserved because of the barrage that buried it. The eruption of Mt Vesuvius saw it submerged in a 16m-thick sea of mud that essentially fossilised the city. Even delicate items, such as furniture and clothing, were discovered remarkably well preserved.

The ruins of Herculaneum, the town named after the hero Hercules, were unearthed in the early 18th century by workmen digging a well. Amateur excavations were carried out intermittently until 1874. Serious archaeological work began again in 1927 and continues to this day, although much of the ancient city is buried beneath modern Ercolano. The discovery in recent years of some 300 skeletons along the sea shore came as a surprise, as it had been assumed that the town had been evacuated.


Herculaneum was a wealthier town than Pompeii, possessing an extraordinary density of fine houses, and far more lavish use of coloured marble cladding. Bath houses of ancient Rome represented the wealth of the city. Mosaics and carved and painted frescoes decorated the walls. Marble fountains and sinks, exquisite tile floors and beautifully carved statues added to the grandeur of these influential places.

The tour will end on a yummy note, with a taste of Neapolitan delicious street food.

 Meeting Point:
Our guide will be waiting for you at Naples Garibaldi train Station. He will make all transport arrangements for you in order to reach Ercolano Scavi Station by train in 20 minutes and start your Tour. If your Hotel/B&B is located in Ercolano or in any other town nearby, please inform us via email upon booking, and we will arrange to meet you at the closer pickup point.


Included:

  • Guided tour
  • Taste of Neapolitan street food
  • Entrance ticket to Herculaneum Archeological Site

 Not included:

  • Transport ticket from Napoli to Ercolano Scavi Station (2.50 €)
  • Drinks&Water

Tips:

Wear comfortable shoes and take along lots of water if you are visiting in the summer. 

 


Commences : Ercolano, Italy

Duration : 3 hours


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