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Herculaneum, was an ancient town devastated by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Many have heard of Pompeii, but fewer realize that the wealthier Herculaneum is visible through excavations, and is also a treasure trove of history and beauty.
Lesser known than Pompeii, but almost equally important this archaeological site provides a lot of details about what life was like during the Roman era. You will discover its perfectly preserved houses, spas, shops, public and religious buildings with detailed mosaics on the floors and even the skeletons of the victims who was trying to escape the eruption.
Classic frescoes and mosaics have retained much color and are truly a sight to behold. Your tour includes visits to the House of the Mosaic Atrium, the House of Neptune and Amphitrite and the House of the Deer. Continuing on our walk we will visit the Decumanus, the Palestra, the Basilica and the Thermal Baths of the Forum.
In the company of a professional guide with archaeological background, your history-focused tour will educate and entertain you as you walk through villas and imagine life as it was. The scenery is breathtaking at the foot of Mt. Vesuvius by the Bay of Naples. The ruins are a World Heritage Site and they lie in the modern community of Ercolano.
Perhaps one of the most fascinating sites on the tour is the carbonized wood. Furnishings and wood framing appear as original, and are among the oldest elements in the ruins.
Come prepared to walk on irregular terrain and if it’s summer, it could get quite hot. Walking shoes and hats or umbrellas are recommended. It will be an archaeological trek to remember.