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Herculaneum, Vesuvius & Pompeii

The best tour of Herculaneum, Vesuvius & Pompeii

Have you ever wondered about the power of a volcano? With this tour, you get to drive along the base and then hike all the way up to Mount Vesuvius. After seeing the famous volcano up close and personal, you will be taken to the ancient cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii to see the catastrophic damage that this volcano created. You will be amazed at how well everything has been preserved under the volcanic ash.

This whole day tour starts with a drive to the foot of Mount Vesuvius. Your local English-speaking chauffeur will take you first to Herculaneum. You can chat with your chauffeur, get some insights and prepare to be delighted on your visit to a historic city.

Mt. Vesuvius had a famous eruption in the year 79 A.D., completely burying the ancient Roman city of Pompeii under a thick blanket of ashes.

Approximately 2000 people lost their lives during this eruption, and Pompeii was completely abandoned for hundreds of years.

In 1748, a group of explorers rediscovered Pompeii! The city was still mostly intact underneath all the ash.

All of the buildings, artifacts, and skeletons that remained in the buried city have taught us a lot about everyday Life in the ancient world. Pompeii used to be a flourishing resort for Rome’s most distinguished citizens. The streets of Pompeii used to be lined with elegant houses, elaborate villas, factories, shops, taverns, brothels, cafes and more!

here are some facts

about these ancient cities

Herculaneum was an ancient Roman town located near Naples and Mount Vesuvius. It was named after the Greek hero, Hercules.

Herculaneum and Pompii are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Herculaneum was founded by the Greeks around 600 B.C. It was an important trading center because of its strategic location near the Bay of Naples.

On August 24, 79 A.D., a massive volcanic eruption destroyed the city of Pompeii and subsequently, Herculaneum was also destroyed in the overflow of ash and gases.

Vesuvius is the only active volcano in mainland Europe, although it is currently dormant.

In 1748, a group of explorers rediscovered Pompeii! The city was still mostly intact underneath all the ash.

All of the buildings, artifacts, and skeletons that remained in the buried city of Pompeii have taught us a lot about everyday Life in the ancient.

Since 1995, Mount Vesuvius has been a national park. It is very close to the main city of Naples.

It is considered the most dangerous volcano in all of Europe. The eruptions from this dreaded mountain tend to be explosive rather than gentle.

Mount Vesuvius had a famous eruption in 79 A.D. which completely buried the city of Pompeii. The mixture of hot gases and ash swamped the city of Herculaneum which was already evacuated by then. About 2000 people were killed and the two cities were wiped out. After hundreds of years, explorers rediscovered the site of Pompeii and unburied everything to expose the way that people used to live in the ancient world.

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Hercolaneum, Vesuvius and Pompeii