Pompeii and Naples tours

At noon, August 24, AD 79, the peak of Mt. Vesuvius exploded, sending a mottled black-and-white mushroom cloud 12 miles into the air at twice the speed of sound, raining ash and light pumice down on the region. For 12 hours, the sheer force of the eruption kept that cloud aloft, and the lucky one among the Pompeiians fled.The more than 2,000 people whose bodies have been uncovered at Pompeii must have thought the enormous cloud hanging over Vesuvius was just smoke, for they stayed to sit it out. Then, the cloud collapsed, and the horror engulfed the city before anyone could run more than a few feet. Pompeii was buried by a pyroclastic flow, a superfast rush of hot ash and pumice with an undercurrent of rock and burning gasses, all of which came barrelling down the mountain like a tidal wave, the force ripping the doors and roofs off houses, fusing metal house keys to skulls, and dismembering human bodies.Within a few generations, incredibly, Pompeii was forgotten. In 1594, the architect Domenico Fontana was building an aqueduct through the area when he struck the ruins of Pompeii quite by accident. Most of the excavations have been carried out since the 18th century.

You Can Expect from this tour

Pompeii tours will be done with a small group of 8 people maximum for a period of about 2 hours. On this 2 hours journey, you will be able to visit one of the most distinctive historical sites in history.

To visit Pompeii with a knowledgeable guide is essential to understand what the city really has to offer. The tour walks you through a selection of the main historical points :
basilica, granai, Temple of Jupiter, House of the Faun, Terme Stabiane, Lupanare, thermopolium, small theater (Odeion), theater large, quadriportico of theater.

The itinerary is perfect for to get the most out of their visit.

NAPLES TOURS ( Sansevero chapel museum – spaccanapoli – via san Gregorio armeno – S. Domenico Magiore square – Gesù nuovo square)

Visitors to Naples could be overwhelmed by the amount of things there are to see and do. Castles, palaces and museums, miles of breathtaking coastline, as well as plenty of culinary delights make Italy’s third largest city and its surrounding area a treasure trove for travellers. There is no single ideal season for visiting Naples; the temperate climate means a pleasant stay at any time of year. However, every season has its particular attractions. In May, an increased number of churches and monuments are open to the public;while July and August are perfect for the beach. The miracle of the city’s patron saint San Gennaro is celebrated in May and September. In December, local craftsmen create traditional Christmas crib scenes. In the outlying areas, old traditions, with processions at sea and feasts celebrated in historical costume, are still vital to local life. Naples is a city of contradictions:on the one side there are narrow, labyrinthine streets in the historic centre, full of revving scooters and the pungent aroma from fish stores;on the other there are wide avenues lined with chic shops, frequented by bejewelled ladies in fur coats. These two walks explore both sides of Neapolitan life.

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