A nice colonnade of the Villa of
The Palace of Justice in Pompeii
A plaster cast of a man dieing a lingering death in Pompeii
The ruins of Herculaneum seen from
Mosaic with Neptune and Amphitrite
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Tickets of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Oplontis
Local English-speaking guide for 9/10 hours
Limousine or minivan for 9/10 hours
Lunch is not included
Itinerary Details are listed below:
TOUR SCHEDULE OF POMPEII- HERCULANEUM AND OPLONTIS
|Meet with our English-speaking driver and his Mercedes limousine (with air-conditioning) by the cruise ship/accommodation|
|Arrival to Herculaneum and two hour-tour with Your private English-speaking guide|
|Transfer to Pompeii and two hour-tour with the same private guide|
|1 hour of free time for lunch (not included)|
|Transfer to Oplontis and tour (45 minutes) with the same private guide|
|Back to the cruise/accommodation|
If You love archaeology, we suggest you in particular this tour. You can visit the most famous ruins of the Bay of Naples.
About Pompeii many books have been written.
Pompeii was a large town for those times and even more cosmopolitan than Rome, which was several days of journey away from Pompeii. It has undergone many foreign influences and sacred Egyptian and Greek buildings confirm that. When Vesuvius erupted, much of Pompeii was still recovering from the great earthquake of 62 A.D., and evidence of massive reconstruction efforts were found during modern excavations.
Herculaneum is very interesting too. It was located just nine miles north of Pompeii with a population of nearly 5,000 residents. Some of Rome's wealthiest citizens had homes there, where they could relax in the public baths overlooking the sparkling ocean. And one of the most luxurious and stunning mansions of the Roman period discovered so far in the area is the Villa of the Papyri. Discovered accidentally in 1750, the beautiful residence was located on a plateau near the sea, with a panoramic view over the Gulf of Naples and a large swimming pool. In the Villa scholars discovered a complete library with 1758 papyrus scrolls by the Epicurean philosopher Philodemus of Gadara, and a great collection of bronze statues.
Oplontis can be considered a jewel of the Roman archaeology in the area.
Between Pompeii and Herculaneum is Oplontis, about three miles from Pompeii, at the site of the present day town of Torre Annunziata.
Between 1964 and 1984 several important villas were unearthed in that area. In one of them, diggers found a jar with the inscription SECUNDO POPPAEAE (sent to Poppea, maybe Poppea Sabina). For this reason scholars think that imposing villa belonged to the second Nero's wife.
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