Pompeii tours

Pompeii tours the history. 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 tours 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.

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