Example of plaster cast in Pompeii
The Basilica, the palace of justice
Example of a Roman house in Pompeii
Fresco from the Villa of the Mysteries
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An archaeological English-speaking guide at your disposal for 3 hours
ENTRANCE FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED
Meeting with your English-speaking guide by the entrance of Porta Marina Superiore.
The morning of 24 August AD 79 was a day like any other. In the town of Pompeii, the inhabitants were living their lives as always. Suddenly in the air a deafening crash resounded and the ground started to shake. Few hours later Pompeii and other nearby towns were completely buried under several metres of pumice and ashes, in the same tragic fate.
This private 3-hour tour with a private English-speaking guide will introduce you to the destruction and excavation of Pompeii with a look at the town and its history, its houses ans shops, relating them to the people who lived there. Moreover it also takes a look at the places of relaxation and entertainment like the baths, the theatres and the amphitheatre. Pompeii was discovered in the 1590s, but it was not until 1748 that exacavations really began. In the 1860s, an Italian archeologist named Giuseppe Fiorelli pionereed the technique of pouring plaster into the impressions the rotted bodies had left in the ash creating detailed plaster casts of the victims in their final moments. Nearly 2000 years later, Pompeii gives us an incredibile record of everyday life at the time of Roman Empire.
THIS THREE-HOUR TOUR IN POMPEII RUINS COSTS EUROS 200. THE ENTRANCE FEE IS NOT INCLUDED.
VISIT POMPEII RUINS WITH THE AUDIO SYSTEMS